Bonfire Prayers

Remember, remember the Fifth of November The Gunpowder Treason and plot, I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should

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Sussex By The Sea

Now is the time for marching Now let your hearts be gay Hark to the merry bugles Sounding along our way

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2014 March Archive - Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations

Sussex Express Supp 2000

March 27, 2014 at 11:35 pm by v

Show Goes On Despite Floods…

Lewes has the finest bonfire celebrations in the world. And the spectacular events of tomorrow (Saturday) evening are particularly significant. Not because they are the first revels of the new Continue reading…

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Sussex Express Report 2000

March 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm by v

Just The Tonic Town Needed!…

Fire triumphed over flood during Saturday’s superb Bonfire Night in Lewes. Four out of the five bonfire displays went ahead – the South Street site on the Railway Land was Continue reading…

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March 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm by v

Lewes On Fire…

What would Guy Fawkes think of the Internet? : He was a man interested in the future, enough to try to change the course of history. Would he be interested in the fuss that has been made about the Continue reading…

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March 22, 2014 at 7:01 pm by v

Butt Of Ridicule…

This ram looks like he might need to do a speedy ewe-turn. The animal, ridden by a Papier Mache BBC reporter, was paraded through Lewes then burned as bonfires raged across Continue reading…

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March 20, 2014 at 11:12 pm by v

Bonfire This Year Was A ‘Resounding Success’…

At least 45,000 people descended on Lewes on Friday, over-crowding the narrow streets to celebrate the town’s renowned November 5 celebrations. Good weather and the event falling Continue reading…

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March 19, 2014 at 10:59 pm by v

Little support from local RCs for ‘ban No Popery’ campaign…

As a Catholic born of a Catholic family, a number of whom live and freely practise their religion in Lewes, I think I can safely say that Joe O’Keefe (Express December 26) is getting things out of all Continue reading…

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Sussex Express Supp 2004

March 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm by v

Have fun on the Fifth – but do take precautions…

Lewes’s five bonfire societies take to the streets on Friday for their world-famous annual November 5 celebrations. Extra big crowds are expected this year because Friday is traditionally a Continue reading…

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Democratic Deficit Taxation

March 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm by v

The Democratic deficit – Taxation without Representation…

This year sees the 750 year anniversary of the Battle of Lewes, – the outcome of which is hailed as the birth of democracy in this country. It is ironic that this year the democratic defecit is being exploited just as it was Continue reading…

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Bonfire Night : Poem

March 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm by v

Bonfire Night

Sparks jettisoning into the crisp blackness,
A vivid orange against the backdrop of ebony silence,
Fairies of fire, winging their way home Continue reading…

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Sussex Express Supp 2003

March 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm by v

The biggest bonfire night in the world…

The most spectacular Bonfire Night in the world takes place in Lewes on Wednesday, five bonfire societies will put on five separate extravaganzas, with their own parades, bonfires and Continue reading…

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