Littlehampton Bonfire is a roaring success

Littlehampton's Bonfire celebrations was another roaring success.

Monday, 29th October 2018, 12:48 pm
Updated Monday, 29th October 2018, 5:20 pm
Littlehampton Bonfire Night 2018. Picture: Derek Martin

Thousands of people lined the streets of Littlehampton and East Green to watch the parade and bonfire being lit.

The festivities kicked off at Littlehampton Baptist Church in Fitzalan Road, which hosted children’s fancy address, followed by a war memorial service at dinnertime.

Afterwards, members of the society paraded from Maltravers Social Club with unlit torches. The floats for the parade were then judged, before the parade set off at around 7pm.

Littlehampton Bonfire Night 2018. Picture: Derek Martin

The grand torchlight parade featured participants performing in a variety of weird and wonderful costumes, including a dance to The Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Ahead of the celebrations, Sue Baker, from the Littlehampton Bonfire Society, said: “The committee would like to thank everyone who came forward following our various appeals for help. We couldn’t be putting on the event without them.”

Last year, the Bonfire Society broke through the £10,000 fundraising barrier for the first time; the society is currently counting up the money raised from Saturday's event.

Littlehampton bonfire parade. Picture: Derek Martin
From left, Tilly Beqiri, Siobhan Caitlin, Lexi Beqiri and Damone Whittle. Picture: Derek Martin
Littlehampton bonfire parade. The 4th Littlehampton scout group. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
Littlehampton Coastguard and RNLI. Photo by Derek Martin Photography