What is Bonfire all about?
Here’s a video of Lewes Bonfire in 1951 from British Pathe:
This video gives a flavour of the tradition of Bonfire in Lewes:
Lewes Bonfire 1974
Want to know more about the traditions of Bonfire? Or, if you were around in Lewes in 1974, maybe you would like to indulge in a little nostalgia? Either way, this film from 40 years ago makes fascinating viewing! How many of the faces do you recognise?Thanks to Philip Amey and to Roger Stamp.
Posted by Rocket FM on Thursday, October 15, 2015
… and we have another video for you, featuring the late Keith Austin:
Lewes Bonfire mid 1970s television news
Here's another nostalgic treat for anyone with an interest in the Lewes Bonfire celebrations. This film is from a 1970s news programme and explores some of the more controversial aspects of Bonfire. It features interviews with a number of memorable Lewes figures, including the late Keith Austin. Thanks again to Philip Amey.Please share this post and invite your friends to like our Rocket FM Facebook page – and don't forget to listen at http://www.rocketfm.org.uk/listen/ (or on 87.8 FM from Friday 23/10/15 0700)
Posted by Rocket FM on Wednesday, October 21, 2015