Village ready for a halloween bonfire night

Ewhurst & Staplecross Bonfire Society.'Staplecross bonfire parade and fireworks October 25th 2014. SUS-141027-071400001
Ewhurst & Staplecross Bonfire Society.'Staplecross bonfire parade and fireworks October 25th 2014. SUS-141027-071400001

Bonfire season is well underway in Rother and tomorrow (Saturday, October 31) sees the turn of Staplecross.

Members of the Ewhurst and Staplecross Bonfire Society will lead the visiting societies and drumming groups through the village via unlit lanes from Staplecross to Cripps Corner and back.

Then the procession will head onto the bonfire field for a spectacular bonfire and fireworks display.

The festivities will kick off at 7.15pm.

Scores of volunteers have worked together to ensure this year’s event once again goes off with a bang.

John Lederer, of the Ewhurst and Staplecross Bonfire Society, said: “The build up to this fantastic evening involves much organisation and there are a thousand and one jobs to do, for example, risk assessments planned, road closures need to be arranged, fencing and lighting need to be erected as do marquees.

“Marshalling the event is a very important part of the evening to ensure that everyone can enjoy themselves safely.”

The society is always on the lookout for more members or volunteers to help at various fundraising events throughout the year.

If you would like to get involved, contact the Ewhurst and Staplecross Bonfire Society via www.esbs.org.uk or call 01580 830744.

There will be no rest for the wicked after Saturday’s event draws to a close.

On Thursday, November 5,the Robin Hood Bonfire Society will gather for some fiery fun at the Robin Hood Pub in Icklesham.

November 7 is the turn of Battle Bonfire, followed a week later by Rye on November 14.

Rother’s bonfire season draws to a close on November 21, when all eyes are on what promises to be a lively night in Robertsbridge.

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