Eastbourne Bonfire Celebrations A Success

Saturday 1st October 2016

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Thousands packed on to Eastbourne seafront tonight (1 October), despite the torrential downpour which hit earlier in the evening, for the annual bonfire celebrations.

Eastbourne Bonfire Society had built a massive bonfire on the beach by the Wish Tower Slopes, with an effigy of a red dragon, with gold tips sat on top. An announcement over the loud speaker said the dragon’s gold tips “represented things that may have recently been painted gold that maybe shouldn’t have”, possibly making a jibe at the pier and its new golden domes, which were recently granted retrospective planning permission to stay the bright colour.

After a torchlight parade along the seafront, with several bonfire societies from across Sussex taking part, the bonfire was lit and the on-looking crowds were treated to a huge and colourful firework display.

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