Rye Fawkes Night 2012

The Show Went on at Rye

Rain has affected and even cancelled Sussex Bonfire events with many fire-sites sodden and extremely muddy. Rye was no exception and the Pyro crew had their work cut out setting up on Saturday and keeping everything dry.

The whole of Rye Bonfire are no strangers to hard work and fund-raise tirelessly each year to stage Rye Bonfire. Their costs are rising so were extremely pleased

The Red & Black of Ryewhen the weather cleared and huge crowds poured in. Record takings were dropped into the collecting boxes and will enable the Society to support many local charities.

Rye's Burning Boat Emblem
Rye’s Burning Boat Emblem

A big thank you from Society members to all the agencies

Patriotic Flavour
Patriotic Flavour

who contributed towards making this a safe event, and to the public who came to enjoy this wonderful free family spectacular.

The hard working society members must be congratulated on their fund raising efforts with auctions, boot fairs, fishing competitions, clay pigeon shoot, quiz nights, etc. to raise enough cash to put the show on the road each year, not forgetting the assistance of members of neighbouring societies, particularly Robertsbridge and Hastings.

The Rye Bonfire Society thank everyone who made visit to this year’s event and dug deep into their pockets for all that loose change to feed the collecting buckets. The Rye Bonfire Society has raised and distributed many thousands of pounds of charity funding for good causes in and around Rye so join in and make this happen. We need to raise £10,000 a year to stage this spectacular event.

We welcome new members to join us, to raise funds, dress up and collect or become a marshal next year.

BONFIRE NEED YOU! Especially the youth of Rye.

Teas Before the ‘Off’

A new innovation this year was the opening of the Tilling Green Community Centre for teas and light refreshments at the start of the event. This proved to be very popular, the hall was packed with customers and members of the Tilling Green Residents Committee who were preparing their entry for the procession. Tilling Green’s approach to the procession was to prepare a traditional tableaux filled with young people in fancy dress.

Bonfire Society members from all over Sussex attended, including contingents from Lewes, Battle, Robertsbridge, Robin Hood, Ninfield and Rye Harbour.

      “Rye’s Own” December 2012


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