VIDEO: Crowds turn out for Hastings Bonfire celebrations

Thousands of spectators thronged the streets last night (Saturday, October 17) to watch the annual torch-lit procession and bonfire celebrations.

The lighting of the beacon on the East Hill took place at 7pm before the procession got under way, starting by the White Rock Theatre, winding its way through the town centre, along the seafront before heading towards the Old Town and back to the beach.

Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140448001

Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140448001

This year’s effigy, consisting of three seagulls, was lit before the night’s festivities rounded off with a spectacular firework display.

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Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140520001

Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140520001

Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140509001

Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140509001

Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140458001

Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140458001

Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140531001

Hastings Bonfire 2015. Photo taken from the video. SUS-151018-140531001