Streets to come alive at annual bonfire evening

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Seaford Bonfire Society has featured in a number of processions already this year but now it’s their turn to host as the town prepares for its

annual bonfire night this weekend.

A torchlit procession will take to the streets on Saturday evenning (October 18), heading from The White Lion on Claremont Road to Martello fields, where it will end with a spectacular firework display.

In commemoration of World War One, a wreath will then be laid at the town’s war memorial before a two-minute silence in respect of the fallen.

The bonfire parade is expected to start at 7.15pm and reach Martello fields at 8.30pm, with the lighting of the emblems due to take place on the Hill of Fire at 8.45pm.

The firework display is planned for 9.15pm and is to be put on by Frontier Fireworks.

Seaford’s Mayor Mark Brown will be laying a wreath and then, along with MP Norman Baker, will be judging members of Seaford Bonfire Society and visiting societies. The day before, on Friday, October 17, there will be a Build a Guy competition at The White Lion, with the winner receiving a cup for a year. All of the entries will be sent up in flames on the fire site the following evening in true bonfire tradition.

This will be the fourth time Seaford Bonfire Society has run the annual event and are only able to do so thanks to the support of local businesses and members of the public.

The society continues to appeal for donations to keep the tradition alive year after year and are even giving people the chance to sponsor a firework with a message in this year’s finale show. To donate or to sponsor a firework, visit the society’s website at www.seafordbonfire.co.uk and follow the instructions to PayPal.

Programmes for the event will be available from various outlets around the town onFriday and Saturday.

A spokesperson for Seaford Bonfire Society said, “We hope to bring the people of Seaford a brilliant evening in the celebration of the Gunpowder Plot, with a few surprises in store.”