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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

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What A Night!

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Barcombe Bonfire Night 2017 has been and gone. But what a shadow it has left.
The committee and members enjoyed every single moment of it. Improvements to be made but lots of positives to carry on with also.

If you are interested is knowing more about Barcombe Bonfire then please do attend our 2018 AGM which will be held on the 6th February, 20:00, Royal Oak Barcombe.


Keep burning,

Pippa, Committee Member

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One Week To Go!!

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Exciting and busy times for the Barcombe Bonfire Society as our night is just 7 days away! If you are a member there is plenty of preparations to get involved in. Please look out for your e-mail from Charlie.

Who else is looking forward to it?!

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Annual General Meeting – 21st February, 8pm, Royal Oak Barcombe

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Your society needs you!

We invite you to our Annual General Meeting at 8pm on Tuesday 21st February in the Royal Oak Top Room, Barcombe.

If you want to see Bonfire back in Barcombe in 2017, the time to step up is NOW. This is the last chance to ensure that there is a Barcombe Bonfire this year. So please attend to find out how you can help. While we need committee members, no offer of help is too small. Be it fundraising, making torches or building the bonfire, organising events, fusing fireworks, welding a tar barrel, printing and distributing publicity, coming up with ideas, admin behind the scenes or simply donating space or materials we would love to hear from you.

Please see BBS plan of year-round jobs to get a flavour of what’s involved.

We also need to fill the following positions for this to happen:
– President
– Chairman
– Vice-Chairman
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Company secretary/directors
– Membership secretary
– Fundraising secretary
– Sussex Bonfire Council representative
– General committee members

– Bonfire Co-ordinator
– Health & Safety Officer
– Captain of Bonfire
– Captain of Fireworks
– Captain of Procession
– Captain of Ranks & Bands
– Captain of Banners
– Captain of Barrels
– Captain of Collection
– Captain of Programme
– Website Manager

A person can hold multiple positions but the more people the better! Please see BBS Job Descriptions 2017 written by people who have held the positions in the past to get an idea of what a role entails.

At the meeting positions will be elected, accounts reviewed, jobs assigned for the year and the date for Barcombe Bonfire 2017 will be chosen.

Please spread the word and we hope to see you there. If you’re on Facebook, let us know you’re coming here:

Thank you for your continuing support and see you on the 21st!
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Royal Oak, Barcombe

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Barcombe Bonfire Society has their HQ at the focal point of Barcombe Cross village. That being the Royal Oak pub.


With well kept Harvey’s ales, honest pub food and the novelty of a skittle alley in the function room a visit is highly recommended.


Visit the website or contact Daryl and the team on 01273 400418 to arrange a visit with a warm welcome.


The Royal Oak can be found at High Street, Barcombe, BN8 5BA from 12 noon until midnight Monday to Saturday. Until 11pm on Sundays.