Bonfire Prayers

Remember, remember the Fifth of November The Gunpowder Treason

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Bonfire Anthem

Now is the time for marching Now let your hearts be gay Hark to

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Privacy Statement Terms And Conditions

My view on what follows is not really printable, but following up on remarks, tears, dummies being thrown out of their prams and complaints made to me in the past and to assure those that may be concerned and to follow good Web Ethics, I have decided to make available this Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions.

I do not pretend that it is 100% correct in the eyes of the law but all the good intentions are there. At the end of the day this is my website and I do not know how any of this info collecting lark works, nor am I in the slightest bit interested, I hope what follows will satisfy all those concerned . . . Doubt It ! !

Basic Details. . .

The domain name is registered to me and belongs to me and I am a proud member of a Lewes Bonfire Society, the domain name is an address only as in where you live … i.e. 10 Downing Street = Mixed Pairs !

Website Owner/Creator/Editor/Manager/Writer etc etc = V.

I is also V ( A K A )

No Bonfire Societies are responsible for any of the pages/posts within this site.

No Bonfire Societies have endorsed any of the pages/posts within this site.

No other group or individual is responsible for any of the pages/posts within this site.

No other group or individual has endorsed any of the pages/posts within this site.

Everything within the pages/posts is solely my responsibility.

Disclaimer. . .

On the blog pages it is the author of the blog/post or comment that is responsible for its content.

If you don’t like what’s on the menu, Choose another restaurant, If you don’t like the book, Stop reading it, If you don’t like the film, Stop watching it, If you don’t like the TV programme you are watching, Change the channel, If you don’t like your partner, dump her/him.

If you don’t like my website, Then hit the little X on the top right hand corner of your screen and Hey Presto . . . Its All Gone.

General. . .

I respect the privacy of every individual who visits my website. This Privacy Policy outlines the information I may collect on my website and how I may use that information.

Personal Data. . .

I will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number or email address) through my website unless you have provided it to me voluntarily. If you do not want your personal data collected, please do not submit it to me.

When you do provide me with personal data, I may use that information in the following ways, unless stated otherwise: I may store and process that information to better understand your needs and how I can improve my website and services; I may use that information to contact you; I do not now and do not intend to sell, rent or market personal data about you to third parties.

Additional Information Collected Automatically. . .

In some cases, I may automatically collect technical information when you connect to my site that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include hit counter, guest book, the type of Internet Browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using and the domain name of the website from which you linked to my site.

Use Of Cookies. . .

When you view my website, I may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “Cookie” or similar file and can help me in many ways. For example, Cookies allow me to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences.

With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

On 27th May 2011, the EC introduced a directive called Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2011 which requires the owners of websites to get specific approval from the visitor if cookies are deployed.

At the moment, I am not in a position to meet this requirement but I am working on a plan that will allow me to comply in the near future.

You can easily restrict or block the cookies used by this website through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will provide detailed instruction of how to change these settings.

You might also want to visit which provides instructions on how to block cookies on all the major browsers. This site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies.

You should be aware though that most cookies are harmless and restricting them may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.

Use Of Ip Addresses. . .

I may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with my server, and to administer my Web site. Your IP address maybe used to gather broad demographic information such as the number of visitors from a geographic area.

Unsolicited Emails. . .

I never send out unsolicited emails. Should you ever receive any such mailings from people advertising my products or claiming to represent myself, Ignore it.

Contact. . .

I do not wish to be contacted and dont try and be clever and use the whois website , the email addy there is defunct, I want my privacy as well.

Abuse. . .

I do not tolerate email abuse (spamming) and re-iterate that I respect your privacy and hope you respect mine. Thank you for being here.

I make no warranties about the accuracy of any information on this site, and you should not rely on it in any way whatsoever. That legal disclaimer being made, I do, of course, do my best to ensure that the site is useful and up to date.

On some pages, links to other internet sites are provided. These are all clearly marked with the URL. I have no control over the content of such linked sites whatsoever. I believe them to be useful and not offensive, but that’s as far as it goes.

Blogs and Posts. . .

The Author of the post/posts or comment/comments is solely responsible for its content/contents and I am not responsible for the republishing of the content/contents found on this blog or on other Web sites or media without my permission, All posts and comments are subject to my approval before going live.

Terms and Conditions. . .

I encourage you to use discretion while browsing the internet. My Site contains links to external sites. I do check such links from time to time, and believe they are of a safe nature, but I have no control over these sites or have any responsibility for them. I cannot therefore be responsible for any content that some people may find offensive or inappropriate or which is inaccurate, misleading or in any other way unlawful.

For the same reason, I cannot be responsible for information, materials, products or services on or available from external sites or any third parties you access through the Site, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused, or alleged to be caused, by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any information, materials, content, advertising, products or services available from such external sites or third parties. In other words , Use your noddle !

Any dealings between you and any third party accessed on or via the Site, including payment for and delivery of information, materials, products, services and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations, associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the relevant third party. You agree not to hold me liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of such dealings.

I am confident in the resilience of this Site, check its content and data for integrity on a regular basis and am confident in its performance but I cannot give any warranty or other assurance regarding the information and materials available or the content, operation or the functionality of the Site or that the Site will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, secure or error or virus free.

I will not make any warranty or representation, whether express or implied, in relation to the Site or as to results or the accuracy of any information or material obtained by you through this Site. All implied warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, completeness or accuracy are hereby excluded, to the maximum extent permissible by me in my own right.

Access to the Site may be interrupted, restricted or delayed. If for any reason the Site or my service to you is interrupted I will aim to restore my service as quickly as possible (to the extent that it is within my reasonable control to do so), although I shall be under no obligation to do so and shall not be liable in the event that I have not done so.

Protection Rights. . .

The name and logo of Lewes Bonfire Celebrations ( are the trade marks of V You are not permitted to use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce these trademarks for any reason, unless permission has been granted.

No copying for commercial use is allowed in any known form whatsoever, unless requested first, anything that is copied, a link back or thanks would be nice.

I have every right to change any part of my Web Site and the above at any time that I choose, and it will be posted on the site or on this page.

Jeez What A Load Of Old Bollocks !

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Historical Bonfire Information

Within the pages of this Lewes Bonfire Celebrations website you will find a wealth of information, history and theories. I have tried to be as accurate as my knowledge allows me to be.

There should be something for everybody within this site, whether as a spectator, bonfire boye/belle, history or just simply interested in the Lewes Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes celebrations. I am constantly adding bits and pieces as I find or think of them.

Sometimes it may seem that I am rambling! . . Perhaps I am, I like to think that this site is alive with unpredictable anecdotes, facts and pictures to liven things up. But it is all relevant to the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebration history.

If you do not like what you see or read please close the site as you would close a book or switching a tv off, I do not like scary clowns or reality tv so I avoid them ..."Simples",

For those of you that want to shoot your mouth off or disagree with some of the elements of the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations, please go through the pages within this site, and absorb the facts before passing any judgements.

Any views stated within the pages are mine and mine alone.

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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My Heart's In The Bonfire

Warm Welcome to Lewes, Farewell to elsewheres,
The birth-place of Bonfire,The small town that dares;

Wherever I wander, Wherever I rove,
The hills of the Bonfire for ever I love.

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Bonfire Prayers

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

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Fun Facts

A selection of fun facts surrounding the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations.

Lewes bonfire fun facts...