COUNTY NEWS: Lewes Bonfire picture gallery

Restrictions on the number of people attending - and armed police on the streets because of terror attack concerns - did not stop Lewes celebrating Bonfire Night in the usual spectacular style.

Monday, 6th November 2017, 7:58 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 5:16 am
Lewes Bonfire 2017. Photo by Peter Cripps.

Seven hours of celebrations featured magnificent tableaux and magnificent costumes as the six Lewes societies that participate in the evening made this year's celebrations memorable.

Borough Bonfire Society, Cliffe, Commercial Square, Waterloo, South Street and Southover marked the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 with their atmospeheric torchlit processions through the streets of the town.

Photos by Peter Cripps.

Lewes Bonfire 2017. Photo by Peter Cripps.