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Bonfire Breakfast and Guy Competition

Saturday 1 November 9am-noon Full Sussex Breakfasts will be served in the village hall. The entries for our Guy Competition will be on display, please bring yours at 9am. You can join the society as a member or vice-president or renew your subscription. Tickets for our Grand Christmas Raffle, Bonfire Tombola, Bonfire Night Programme, Day Membership Badges, cakes, savouries and merchandise from Plotter's Trading Post will be on sale. To book your breakfast please phone 01825 723233 or 01825 723372 and come and soak up the bonfire atmosphere!

Fancy Dress Competition

This year's fancy dress competition will be divided into the following classes:

CHILDREN'S PIONEER CLASSES (Cavaliers & Parisiennes)
1) Hilda's Cup: Boys†& Girls 0-9 years: Pioneer Costumes
2) The Fred Edwards Challenge Cup: Boys & Girls 10-16 years: Pioneer Costume
3) Groups of Boys or Girls or Mixed 0-16 years: Pioneer Costume

4) F.L. Filmer Challenge Cup: Boys & Girls 0-5 Years: Best Costume
5) The Allington Crescent Challenge Cup: Boys & Girls 6-10 years: Best Costume
6) The Fuller Cup: Boys & Girls 11-16 years: Best Costume
7) Groups of Children: Boys or Girls or Mixed 0-16 years
8) The Les Coppard Cup: 2014 Themed Class: Boys & Girls 0-16 years Best First World War Costume
9) The Philip Bentley Memorial Cup: Boys & Girls 0-16 years: Judges Favourite Costume

10) Stevens Challenge Cup: Lady or Gentleman: Best Bonfire Costume
11) The Mervyn Key Challenge Cup: Gentleman in Comic Dress
12) The Goodwin Cup: Lady in Comic Dress
13 The Newick Parish Council Plate: Adult in Historical Dress
14) The Best Visiting Society

Childrens judging to begin at 5pm on Newick Bonfire Night. All competitors in classes 1 to 13 must display a valid N.B.S Membership, Vice-Presidents or Day Supporters Badge. (Supporters Badges will be available at the Village Hall and Programme Retailers, priced £1.50). For Rules and Conditions - see Newick Bonfire Night Programme.

Newick Bonfire Night -- Information

For details of Newick Bonfire Night please see our Programme which is available in most local shops and pubs. Newick Bonfire Night is provided for Newick residents only as we are a small Society with limited manpower and funds so are unable to provide facilities for visitors. The roads, including the A272, will be closed from 6.30pm-11pm and there are very few places to park in the village. Please do not park on the procession routes. We regret we are unable to provide answers to queries about the night which can be found in the Programme.

Plotter's Bonfire Night Bar

This year Newick Bonfire Society has it's own bar! Seona and Gary are opening on 1 November from 12 noon to 11pm beside the Country Bakery on The Green. Please support them in their fantastic efforts to raise funds for the Society.

Christmas Raffle

Fabulous prizes include: Bed and breakfast for two with dinner and a bottle of house wine at the excellent Cat Inn, West Hoathly. £100 cash, two £50 cash and many more. The draw will take place in The Crown on Tuesday 16 December at 8pm. We would like to thank the The Crown and Halsey Family for sponsoring the printing of the tickets. Tickets are available from Kevin and Elizabeth Duncton, The Crown and the Bonfire Breakfast.

Bonfire Night Street Collection for good causes

The 2013 NBS street collection raised £2,992.30. All of the money collected each year goes to local charities. Do you have a local charity / good cause that you are passionate about and would like to collect for? Then we would really appreciate your help with the 2014 NBS Street Collection. Please contact us by email if you can take part / help in the street collection on Newick Bonfire night (1st Nov 2014).


Many thanks in advance, Chala, Hilary and Sue

A message from the family of Roland Reynolds

The Bishop Leads the Prayers

Dear Bonfire Boys and Girls, friends of Roland Reynolds.

I'm writing to let you all know that Roland Reynolds, Bonfire boy, Life Vice President and former 'Bonfire Bishop,' passed away earlier this month.

We wanted to let you know that Rolandís enthusiasm and delight in the Newick Bonfire Societyís celebrations, was matched only by your own and that up to the last visit he made as a spectator back in the late 90ís, he maintained his strong desire to see the Bonfire Society put on the very best, the most traditional and truly authentic Sussex celebration of The Fifth.

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Bonfire Night Street Collection for good causes

The 2013 NBS street collection raised £2,992.30. A massive big thank you to all those who collected for good causes on our night, you are very much appreciated.

The 2013 collection has been donated to the good causes below, the remainder will be distributed before Newick Bonfire Night 2014 to causes of Newick Bonfire Societyís choice.

Chailey Heritage£343.10
St Peter & St James Hospice£54.33
Newick Primary School£3.20
Newick Guides£10.74
1st Newick Brownies£63.06
Chatter Box Social Club£40.09
Riding for the Disabled£653.17
Woodlands Mead School£90.16
Cliffe Tub Thumpers£131.93
(adapted wheelchair)
Chailey Sports Pavilion£172.10

Easy Fundraising Update

We have now raised £581.64 by Easy Fundraising! Did you know that each time you shop online you can raise money for Newick Bonfire Society and it won't cost you a penny? Click on the blue strip at the top of this page and follow the link. Hundreds of the most popular retailers are signed up to this scheme and ready to donate a percentage of your transaction to us. It's very easy to register and if you remember to use this link, every time you shop NBS will benefit, so get shopping!

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Do you enjoy Newick Bonfire Night?

If you want to see the Bonfire Tradition continue in Newick, please consider becoming a Vice President. This is the best way to pay for your evenings entertainment because all money collected on the Night goes to charity. For a minimum subscription of £12.50 (single) or £25 (family) you will receive a FREE Programme with a printed acknowledgement, a badge and our newsletter. Contact Glenda Saunders 01825 723233.

Song Lyrics

Lyrics to some of the songs we like to sing can now be found in the About Us section of the website, click here.

Join Newick Bonfire Society

By joining Newick Bonfire Society and becoming an active member you can help to create the amazing spectacle that is Newick Bonfire Night. New members are always made to feel welcome and helping to organise our Bonfire Night isn't just hard work, it's fun and exciting.

Prior to the night you could be involved in setting up The Green, making and dipping the 4000 torches required for our amazing torchlit processions, collection of bonfire materials and helping to build one of the only traditionally built bonfires in Sussex.

Then on the night running torches, stewarding, crowd marshalling and being part of this amazing tradition.

However being part of one of the best Bonfire Societies in Sussex isn't all hard work. Other weekends during the Bonfire season we dress up and become part of the torchlit processions ourselves, visiting other societies' celebrations throughout Sussex including Lewes on the 5th.

Extra help is always needed with fundraising events such as coffee mornings, jumble sales and discos etc.

So whether you're young or old - everyone can become involved. Click HERE for more information on joining the society and our GALLERY where you can see past events and activities.