Setting the night on fire

eastbourne bonfire society torchilt parade October 5, 2013
eastbourne bonfire society torchilt parade October 5, 2013

Thousands thronged the seafront on Saturday night as Eastbourne Bonfire Society hosted a spectacular parade of pirates, soldiers and other revolutionaries.

The evening welcomed more than 17 other bonfire societies, a number of bands, drummers, including the Pentacle Drummers, and Morris dancers.

The big display this year was impressive, as shown by these photographs by Lee Roberts.

The bonfire was held on the beach by the Wish Tower, as was the spectacular display of fireworks, which went on for 10 or 15 minutes.

Collectors with buckets were raising cash for the Matthew 25 Mission and Polegate-based Children With Cancer Fund.