Northiam launch bonfire season in spectacular style

Northiam Bonfire Society parade, bonfire and firework display at Northiam Saturday October 4th 2014. SUS-140610-074358001
Northiam Bonfire Society parade, bonfire and firework display at Northiam Saturday October 4th 2014. SUS-140610-074358001

Northiam Bonfire Society got the season off to an explosive start on Saturday as these pictures show.

The Society led a procession of blazing torches through the village to the bonfire field.

Heavy rain during the afternoon cleared away to provide the Society with a clear, dry evening for the event.

Taking part in the procession were bonfire society’s from Rye, Battle, Robertsbridge and Hastings.

Fittingly, the effigy was a poppy to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

A spectacular firework display brought the celebration to a close.

Money raised from collections on the night will support the Mary Shipstone Memorial fund.