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Welcome to

Northiam Bonfire Society

Keeping Sussex Bonfire Tradition alive

Raising money for local good causes

Contributing to village life

What we do

Help keep Sussex Bonfire tradition alive

The Sussex Bonfire tradition is an important part of our cultural heritage and we strive to keep this hundreds year old tradition alive in our village, and preserved for generations to come.  

Run fundraising events for Northiam

Our events help bring local people together and build community spirit. Villagers take part in quizzes, craft fairs, concerts and more, while raising money for our Bonfire Procession & Fireworks. 

Donate to local good causes

At our annual event, there is a bucket collection to raise money for local good causes. All donations made to the collection go directly to causes in our local community.


About Us

Northiam Bonfire Society is proudly part of the Sussex Bonfire tradition. Although we reformed as recently as 2012, we celebrate the deep history of the region, thankful that our modern events focus on family and unity rather than the cultural and social divisions of earlier times.

bonfire society members in costume

"Remember Remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes Guy Fawkes, twas his intent
to blow up King and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below
to prove old England's overthrow.

By God's mercy he was catched
with a dark lantern and burning match.
Holler boys, Holler boys, let the bells ring
Holler boys Holler boys God save the King.

Hip Hip Hoorah!
Hip Hip Hoorah!
Hip Hip Hoorah!"

- The Bonfire Chant

This is said after the Procession, before the Bonfire is lit.

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