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2018 Bonfire Co-ordinator’s Message

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We’ve pulled it off again. This year I feel it was slicker and the snags we have had in previous years were mostly ironed out.. we even managed to have a proper final procession!! Thank you to the village, the committee, our members, my marshals and captains, visiting societies and our friends who could not attend, the bands, food vendors, St John, the Police, Select Security, the Royal Oak, Douglas Blackford, the Cornwells, Bob & Daphne Hunt, Mat Lundin, Darryl Cooper and all others who have donated time, money, land, materials, machinery, resources and knowledge towards our night. (Full list to come!) Special thanks to the firework team and Wizard Fireworks for a first class display.
It was our night for the village and the atmosphere last night captured that. A fitting end to an excellent season and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.
It was a shame some idiots used our night to commit crime in our community, we will be working with the Police to identify those responsible.
Now for sleep.. then rinse and repeat! All comments gratefully received. If last night has inspired you to get involved, keep an eye out for our AGM in early February. THANK YOU!

Charlie Deacon
Bonfire Coordinator

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BBS goes into Barcombe CofE Primary School

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This morning Jason went into Barcombe Primary School to do an assembly. The assembly covered Sussex being a country of traditions, the bonfire season, Lewes societies and their costumes, Guersey stripes and firesites, a section on safety equipment/clothing, how large organised events are better than ones in your garden and mentioned our committee, fundraising, preparations and donations to charity.

The children had a great time and the assembly ended with all the children processing around the hall!Thank you Jason for putting on such a great assembly and thank you Barcombe School for having us in!

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Outmeetings 2018

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Bonfire is upon us!

Please see the list of outmeetings that Barcombe have been invited to below. Please respond to Jason at if you are interested in going. If there’s enough of us we can hire a minibus!
1st September – Uckfield
8th September – Crowborough
15th September – Mayfield
22nd September – Rotherfield & Mark Cross
6th October – Eastbourne
13th October – Hastings
20th October – Seaford
20th October – Nevill
20th October – Northiam
27th October – Littlehampton
3rd November – Battle
3rd November – Newick
3rd November – Edenbridge
4th November – Robin Hood (Icklesham)
5th November – Lewes Borough
5th November – Lindfield
10th November – Rye
17th November – Barcombe!
You MUST purchase membership before attending an outmeeting. Let me know if you need a form or contact Coralie on for any more information. Forms on this website. We’d love to see Barcombe out in force and in costume at more outmeetings this year.
We have a handy Whatsapp group where you can keep up to date also, please let Charlie at know if you wish to be added.
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2018 AGM

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Successful AGM, a few changes at the top. No new faces attended which was disapppointing. Date of Bonfire to be confirmed. Thanks to those that attended! Full update soon…

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2017 Bonfire Co-ordinator’s Message

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All over for another year! Now time for some reflection. All comments positive and negative are welcome. As a new committee who has never put on a night before, there is still a lot to learn but I think we pulled it off and came back with a bang.

I’d like to say thank you to the rest of the committee, our members, and the village for their hard work, belief and financial support throughout the year. Thank you to Barcombe Parish Council for their donation towards road closures.

Thank you to our kindred societies for their support, donations of torches, barrels, bodies etc and for helping make our night the spectacle it was.

Thank you to Burgess Hill Marching Youth, Stix Drummers and Skulldrummery for providing music.

Thank you to the Cornwells for use of the Crink and Bob Hunt for use of his land for our torch shed. Thank you to Wenban Smith for material to build it and to Neil Baker for building it.

Thank you to Barcombe C of E Primary School, Barcombe Fire Station, Bob Nye and Barcombe Village Hall for use of their facilities. Thank you to the Fire Station for filling our dousing points.

Thank you to the teams at the Royal Oak and Barcombe Stores for providing an HQ and selling our programmes.

Thank you to Holmansbridge Farm, 1st Barcombe Scouts and other food vendors who donate generously.

Thank you to All Pallets, Parkers Building Supplies and Wizard Fireworks for providing the necessaries.

Thank you to Chris McCormick, Graham Tomsett, Mick Symes and Jason Winter for use of generators and lights.

Thank you to Neil Baker, Darryl Cooper, Martin Evans, Ali Evans, Charlie Pope, Stephen Homan, Trys at Drivers4u and Mark Cornwell for use of vehicles and machinery.

Thank you to Julia Black and Lewes District Council for road sweeping.

Finally, thank you to Sussex Police, St John Ambulance and Select Security for cover on the night.


Charlie Deacon