2019 NEW procession route!

The new route of this years procession will be as follows:

Starting at the Leisure centre car park at 7.30pm the route will follow- Vicarage Lane turning left to enter the top of the High St, continuing down the street to enter Market Street. It will then turn right to enter Bellbanks Rd, passing the pond turning right again to proceed along Station Rd.

The procession will then turn right at the top of Station Rd to continue onto George St. At the bottom of the High St it will then be turning left and continue up as far as the War Memorial where a short service of Remembrance will take place. After the service the procession will return back to the leisure centre car park where a short break will be had to re-torch and turn around the procession.

At 9pm the final procession will follow the following short route to the firesite: Vicarage Lane-High Street-George St-South Rd turning right to enter Western Rd and finally the firesite on the Recreation Ground.

The bonfire will be lit and the short firework finale expected at apporx 9.30pm

Below is an outline of Road Closures and approximate timings-

High Street Full length 1915hrs-2200hrs
George Street Full length 1915hrs – 2115hrs
Market Street Full length 1945hrs – 2015hrs
Bellbanks Road Full length 2000hrs – 2015hrs
Station Road From pond to South Rd Junction 2000hrs – 2030hrs
South Road From South Rd car park to North St / Station Rd Junction 2015hrs – 2030hrs &
2100hrs – 2130hrs
Western Road From South Rd Junction to Summerheath Rd junction. 1915hrs – 2200hrs
Vicarage Lane High Street junction to Marshfoot Lane turning. 1915hrs – 2000hrs &
2030hrs – 2115hrs

2019 Bonfire season starts at Uckfield

A good turn out for HBS at Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival held on the 7th Sept.

We are now in the final stages of preparation in the run up to our own night, all the torches are now made thanks to our small band of volunteers and our bonfire programmes are with the printers. These will soon be available in various local shops in Hailsham High street along with some daytime sales  by our members at the weekend, so please do grab yourself a memento of the event!

Hailsham Bonfire 2019, New Fire Site Confirmed!

It’s official, we are set to go for 2019’s Bonfire Night in Hailsham.
With many thanks to the Hailsham Town Council Officers and of course the Councillors themselves, we have our new fire site to facilitate the firework display and bonfire.
Our event will now take place on and along the Western Road Recreation Ground.
We’ve a lot of new event planning and preparations to continue with behind the scenes, but we are confident that this new site will see a secure future for years to come for HBS.
More details soon……………..

Hailsham Bonfire Night 2019

2019 see’s our annual Guy Fawkes Celebrations fall on Saturday 19th October, so make a note in your diary and don’t miss the biggest free event in the Town.

We have new procession routes and a new format for this years event, but rest assured we’ll still be providing the ‘traditional element’ that Hailsham has now  become well known for!

The Committee and Membership are working closely with Hailsham Town Council to ensure the continuation of this popular event.

Please check the website for regular updates as and when we have news to announce!


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”

Feel free to join our public group Facebook page for all up to the minute fundraising activities and news from what is happening in the world of HBS!

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