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Chailey Bonfire Society is one of the oldest Bonfire Societies in East Sussex. We are able to trace our history back to 5th November 1866, when the Chailey Bonfire Boyes celebrated by visiting the Five Bells pub. See more history by clicking here.
Chailey Bonfire Society was re-founded in 1966 and provides the village of Chailey with an annual parade and firework display. Over the years our dedicated members and local villagers have worked hard to ensure that the Bonfire Society has continued to thrive in the village of Chailey.
We aim to hold at least 10 quality events every year to raise the money necessary to ensure that we can provide our core principles, which are:
- The annual bonfire celebrations for the people of Chailey and surrounding areas.
- Host a christmas party for the senior citizens of Chailey.
Our firework evening is designed as a family event and themed towards the children to celebrate the 5th November in a fun and safe way. The event always takes place on the 1st Saturday after the 5th. The torch lit procession usually comprises of steam engines, vintage vehicles and themed childrens floats. Village members and local non bonfire societies/clubs are invited to design floats and costumes. Two awards are presented every year for best float and costume in the procession.