Bonfire societies join commemorative parade in East Hoathly

East Hoathly and Halland Carnival Society was formed to commemorate Armistice Day in 1918 and every year societies from across Sussex join in village parades, see a spectacular bonfire sculpture go up in flames and enjoy a firework display.

This year’s event was held on Saturday night and followed by a remembrance parade and service at the church on Sunday.

The story of the building of this year’s bonfire sculture – an ancient oak pollard with a huge, hollow and gnarled trunk – is told here by Keith Pettit.

Thanks to Jim Holden for these pictures taken over the weekend.









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