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Bonfire Boys Need Your Support.
The Rye Bonfire Society receives no financial support from public funds in the annual Rye Fawkes Festival, which now costs over £10,000 a year to set-up and manage. All necessary funding is raised by voluntary contributions, program sales and advertising, fund-raising events and street collections on the night. Without the support of the town’s traders, citizens and visitors, the event could not take place. If you wish the Rye Bonfire to continue as the premier social event in the district’s calendar, please give generously.
Parking restrictions will apply to processional route from 16:30. Vehicular access restrictions apply from 18:30.
Processional Route to be clear of all vehicles by 18:30
Procession Starts from Tilling Green 19:50.
A259 / A268 restrictions apply from 20:00 for the ”Chairing Down” of the mystery celebrity who will light the bonfire at 20:30 and for the Fireworks Display 20:45
Traffic Restrictions will be lifted on police instruction between. 21:15 and 22:00
The Procession Route
A Maroon will signal the start of the procession at about 19:50
The route is as follows – Ferry Road to the Crown Inn, turn left into Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, through Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff (East Cliff) in to High Street, The Mint, turn right into Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, left down Landgate, right into Bedford Place and on to the Bonfire site.
This year, Rye Bonfire night will see something that it has not witnessed for many years….the presence of a Tilling Green Bonfire Float. Tilling Green residents have Page Twenty-Six taken the lead in organising the building/formation of a Smugglers themed float, with the support and assistance from the Neighbourhood Enablers project. The main project was inspired by the idea of getting the Tilling Green community more involved in the Rye bonfire procession, as the main starting point for the event is Mason Road.
With funding support from Neighbourhood Enablers, The Rye Partnership and the Tilling Green residents association, Tilling Green Community Centre will be open at 5pm on Saturday for the lead up to the start of the Procession. The Cafe will be offering Bonfire night style hot food to eat in or take away. Come in to have your face painted or come in to just soak up the atmosphere.
Several local groups have volunteered to assist in this exciting venture; Rye Young Drummers will be performing on the float, Rye ABC committee have swapped their boxing gloves for aprons, to man the kitchen serving a variety of hot food and drinks. Activ8 art group have created wonderful paper Mache masks to decorate the main hall in the centre and Motiv8 youth club have been busy designing a Tilling Green banner to be mounted onto the bonfire float.
The Float has been built into a small trailer, wood workshops have been offered at the centre for anyone wanting to take part in building the framework. Followed by workshops, still to be completed for decorative items, creating props and costumes around the Smugglers theme. A big thank you goes out to Rye Museum and Rye players who have offered to loan props and costumes to inspire those attending the workshops.
This will be the first time since 1955, when Bill & Sally Cutting, Sid Pinwill and Winnie Hollands were among those preparing and being part of the “Uncle “Rye’s Own” Comment :- Well done to the people of Tilling Green and shame on the County Councillors who doubted that you can handle your own affairs. We say the doubt runs the opposite way. There are many people from the estate looking to help with the common sense running of the centre. Perhaps its the County Council who need help running their affairs! Tom’s Cabin” float entered by the Tilling Green Entertainments Committee, that Tilling Green has been involved in the procession. The estate will, this year and hopefully in years to come, be the focal point at the start of the Rye Bonfire night celebrations. Come along to the centre and support it, enjoy the facilities on offer and look out for the TG Float and Smugglers.
If you are interested in finding out more about The Neighbourhood Enablers project….or have an idea, please contact Flora Williams, based at the Tilling Green Community
Centre 01797 229600 or e-mail [email protected] .co.uk”
Rye’s Own” Comment :-
Well done to the people of Tilling Green and shame on the County Councillors who doubted that you can handle your own affairs. We say the doubt runs the opposite way. There are many people from the estate looking to help with the common sense running of the centre. Perhaps its the County Council who need help running their affairs!
From the November 2012
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