2017 Bonfire Co-ordinator’s Message

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

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