Ninfield ablaze for bonfire celebrations

The spotlight for the Sussex bonfire season was on Ninfield last Saturday when the village society staged a spectacular evening.

Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 3:46 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:10 am
Ninfield Bonfire 2016. Photo by Frank Copper. SUS-161023-090704001

Local societies and drumming groups took part in a torch-lit procession made its way from the Green, along Manchester Road and Combe Lane and along the High Street to the Recreation Ground where the bonfire and fireworks display took place.

Ninfield members led the procession with their striking black and white phantom face paint and ghostly banner.

The effigy this year took a swipe at the current Pokemon Go craze - with the statement ‘Pokemon Go Away’.

Ninfield Bonfire 2016. Photo by Frank Copper. SUS-161023-091118001

The weather stayed fine and dry and the Blacksmiths pub joined in the celebrations by holding a barbecue in its car park.

The Ninfield Society formed in 2009, holding its first big event in 2010. Since then it has gone from strength to strength.

Pictures by Frank Copper.

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Ninfield Bonfire 2016. Photo by Frank Copper. SUS-161023-091043001
Ninfield Bonfire 2016. Photo by Frank Copper. SUS-161023-091431001
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Ninfield Bonfire 2016. Photo by Frank Copper. SUS-161023-091243001
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Ninfield Bonfire 2016. Photo by Frank Copper. SUS-161023-091410001