We are urgently appealing for help to build the mammoth bonfire for our bonfire celebrations on Saturday 31st October.
The bonfire has been on the same site on The Green since the celebrations of the Victorian Littlehampton Bonfire Society in the 19th century. It is one of Littlehampton’s traditions that it has a ‘mammoth bonfire’ each year – nowadays thought to be the biggest in Sussex, with some Sussex bonfire and carnival societies not having a fire at all. If we are to maintain this tradition we urgently need more people to come forward to help.
Help is needed from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th October between 9.00a.m. and 6.00p.m. In particular we need people physically capable of helping to lift wooden pallets. If you are not able to actually help build the fire we also need people to check loads for non-combustible and toxic items – cars as well as lorries and vans need to be checked.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you can help!
We hope you can help us keep the bonfire tradition in Littlehampton alive!