Robertsbridge ends bonfire season with a bang

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-064127001
Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-064127001
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The local bonfire season came to a rousing end at Robertsbridge on Saturday night.

Robertsbridge has a reputation for staging one of the liveliest local bonfire events and once again it did not disappoint,

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-064256001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-064256001

A long torch-lit procession left Station Road and travelled up and down the High Street before making its way to the recreation ground fire-site and giant bonfire.

There was a jaw-dropping first this year with a three dimensional talking holographic effigy of Guy Fawkes which morphed into David Cameron with the phrase ‘Lifetime Achievers Award’.

There was a good turn-out from visiting bonfire societies and drumming groups and the, now famous, Robertsbridge Roman Centurians were very much in evidence along with the Society’s old guard dressed in their distinctive monk costumes.

The firework display was one of the best of the season according to visiting society members.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-064447001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-064447001

While the event brings a close to local celebrations, many societies in the area will making the journey over the Kent border on Saturday to join in the bonfire event at Hawkhurst.

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Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-064245001

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Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065318001

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Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065245001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065245001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065817001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065817001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065753001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065753001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065009001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065009001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065647001

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks. November 21st 2015. SUS-151123-065647001