Fast forward to 25th November 2023 and CPBS triumphed with our first torchlit procession from The Six Bells to Pekes, our bonfire home.
We were extremely proud to bring the 2023 Sussex Bonfire Season to an end! We are equally as proud to have brought this fine Sussex tradition back to the streets of Chiddingly.
Firstly, a huge thank you to Pekes Manor for hosting the firesite - absolutely first class! A big thank you to the Six Bells and Chiddingly Community Village Shop for selling firesite tickets and for your ongoing support for our community bonfire society.
A monumental thank you to the Sussex Volunteer Fire & Rescue for their support and professionalism last night!
A big thank you to all our visiting societies and bands; Mayfield Bonfire Society, Isfield & Little Horsted Bonfire Society, Ewhurst & Staplecross Bonfire Society, Northiam Bonfire Society, Burgess Hill Bonfire Society, Hastings Borough Bonfire Society, Pentacle Drummers and Raven.
A special further thank you to our visitors from Lewes Borough Bonfire Society, Firle Bonfire and East Hoathly and Halland Carnival Society, and additionally Bodle Bros Ltd, who assisted greatly in the lead up to the event! Thank you also to our lovely collectors from Littlehampton Bonfire Society, and Granny Chippy for producing special commemorative badges for our members.
A major thank you to East Grinstead Community Bonfire alongside the security team for providing the road closures.
An immense thank you to Chris and the fireworks crew for an unbelievably epic aerial display, we couldn’t be more pleased!!!
A large thank you to Chiddingly Primary School and Chiddingly Village Hall for providing car parking! A large thank you also to the Chiddingly Parish New magazine for putting together details and colour insert into November’s edition.
A colossal thank you to our awesome members, the Pig Army, who have worked tirelessly
together with the Committee over the past 12 months leading up to last night. You’re an absolute credit to the Society!
And finally, thank you to you, the public and beautiful community of Chiddingly. Thank you for following the road closures and for not parking along the procession route - it was a massive help! Whether you bought firesite wristbands or simply cheered us from the side of the street, thank you for your support with last night’s event, we hope you enjoyed yourselves!!!
Our celebrations wouldn't be possible without all of those wonderful people who support our events, buy our raffle tickets and sponsor our endeavours.
If you'd like to make a donation towards our 2024 bonfire celebrations either email the link below for details or follow our Just Giving link!