Lindfield Bonfire Celebrations – Tuesday 5th November 2019
This year Lindfield Bonfire Society is holding its celebration on Tuesday 5th November and marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of our Society.
The evening of our free to attend celebration starts with a fancy dress competition at the King Edward Hall. This is followed by a torch light procession around Lindfield, which heads onto the Common for the reading of the Bonfire Prayer and the lighting of the bonfire. We then finish the evening with our grand firework display.
Money raised from our street collection on the night is in aid of local children’s charities: Chestnut Tree House, Court Meadow Riding for the Disabled, Cleft Lip & Palate Association (C.L.A.P.A.), Kangaroos and Orchard House.
We really look forward to seeing you on our night.
Programme of Events
- 6.30pm – Fancy Dress Competition – at the King Edward Hall (free to enter) 7.30pm – Torchlight Procession – through the village
- 8.15pm – Lighting of the Bonfire – preceded by the Traditional Bonfire Prayer 8.30pm – Grand Firework Display – on Lindfield Common
- 9.00pm – End of show
- All timings are approximate and subject to weather conditions.
Roads closures to vehicles will be in operation in the village between 6.30pm until 9.30pm.
If you live locally please walk to our event as parking is very restricted within Lindfield Village. Vehicle access to our event will be affected by road closures during the night.
If coming by car we recommend you park in Haywards Heath, or on the outskirts of the village, and walk to our event.
Promoting a safe evening for everyone
Finally there are six important things we need to tell you to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at our celebration:
- Fireworks – Do not bring your own sparklers, fireworks or bangers to our event. Fireworks are dangerous and it is against the law to use them in public (including those sparklers). Linfield Bonfire Society operate a strict no fireworks policy outside of our display area and the discharging of rookies, bangers or any other type of fireworks is not permitted before, during or after the procession or in the public viewing areas at any time.
- The Procession – For the safety of all, only members of Lindfield Bonfire Society, invited visiting Bonfire societies and invited organisations can walk in our procession.
- Dropped torches are dangerous and have been discarded for a reason – Do not pick them up.
- Do not bring pets to our night please – There will be naked flames and load bangs throughout the night.
- No drones are allowed at our event for public safety reasons – Anyone found operating a drone will be reported to the police.
- Please be considerate to local residents and their property before, during and after our event.