Bonfire Film (1962) Will be on this site by Friday of this week
Film of the 1962 Rye Bonfire Celebrations is being prepared and will be screened on the Rye’s Own Website Next Week.
A sound film, it contains the words of the Bonfire Boys Song, which I doubt very few of today’s Bonfire Boys would know the words to. Frank Taylor wrote it and can be heard leading the singing.
Parade Chief Bobby Edwards led the Parade and three popular local girls were singing ‘Do the Locomotion’ on the Hollands Television tableaux.
The Consul General of France lit the bonfire and there was a ‘set piece’ firework display.
The Dragon of Rye (the original Dragon that spat out six feet licks of fire)
Not to be missed by anyone that remembers those far of days of the ‘Swinging Sixties’
“Rye’s Own” Archive Film November 1962
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