Lewes Bonfire (Lewes) Reviews
Description:Every November 5th, the East Sussex town of Lewes holds its annual bonfire celebration. A number of Bonfire Societies ... more
Newest Review: ... fund raising for the big night. Each society has there own coloured strips and joing to gether every year to fill the streets of lewes with the presetion of torches. After the long walkes around the streets, each societybreak apart and go to their grounds for their individual fire work displays. Some of the displays are free to enter and some have an addimission fee. The fireworks are ... more
Customer Lewes Bonfire (Lewes) Reviews (3)
by - written on 30/10/08 (Very useful, 358 readings)
Lewes Bonfire is a bit of a legendary past time! I have lived on the out skirts of Lewes for 21 years and you cant miss Lewes Bonfire. The quite quant town in east sussex, loses its self for one night a year and that is the 5th November. The are a number of different bonfire societies in the town, who spend the year fund raising for the big night. Each society has there own coloured strips and joing to gether every year to fill the streets of lewes with the presetion of torches. After the long walkes around the streets, each societybreak apart and go to their grounds for their individual fire work displays. Some of the displays are free ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/11/05, updated on 07/11/05 (Very useful, 867 readings)
The title of the review may seem like a naughty euphemism for something that I can't discuss in print on a site as proper and clean cut as Dooyoo, but I assure you it is not. The relevance will become clear as you read on, first a quick history test. What have the following events in common? Firstly, the burning of 17 Protestant martyrs in Lewes High Street from 1555 to 1557, under the reign of Mary Tudor. Secondly, the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when conspirators led by Robert Catesby planned to blow up King James I as he opened Parliament, the man at the heart of the action was, as we know, Guy Fawkes, and finally the landing of William of Orange (William III, half of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/11/01, updated on 07/11/01 (Very useful, 4012 readings)
This year I made a silly mistake on bonfire night. I went to a firework display in Ravenscourt Park, in West London. It wasn't very good, really. The only moment of genuine entertainment came when the music that was accompanying the display broke (in the middle of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells). Normally, I go to Lewes, in East Sussex. For some reason, probably laziness, I decided to not do that this year, and instead go to a Guy Fawkes event much closer to where I live. Next year, I think I'll be going to Lewes again. Getting to Lewes from London is a bit troublesome. Normally I go with a group of people who hire a coach to take them down, being ... Read the complete review
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