Well 2018 is well and truly underway and nothing stops when it comes to organising our annual bonfire celebrations.

We have recently had our AGM and a newly formed commitee are ready to lead Hailsham Bonfire Society into a successful 2018 bonfire season.

We have our first monthly meeting this coming Monday 5th February at the MI club in Hailsham and preparations for our event are well under way already.

Our annual bonfire celebrations will be on Sat 20th October 2018 and come rain or shine as demonstrated last year amongst Storm Brian we will be there and in true Sussex tradition “We Wunt Be Druv”

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If you wish to join the society please click on the Membership link for a 2018 application form or email membershiphbs@gmail.com

Costume Requirements

If you are considering joining the Hailsham Bonfire Society and wondered what exactly you could dress up as. Our theme is Victorian era and we also have Grey and Black stripes for our smugglers.


Torch Making

This coming Sunday 11th June is the first of our torch making days.

Our members who are all volunteers will commence the task of making 1600 torches for our October Bonfire Celebrations. Each torch is made with a length of batton, hessian and wire before it is then dipped closer to our event night.

It takes approx 10 minutes to hand make each individual torch so as you can imagine is a fair task ahead for our members .

All members are welcome to join in and help make the torches