BATTEL BONFIRE BOYeS

GUY FAWKES CELEBRATIONS

SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019

photo by Roz South

ORDER OF

EVENTS

06:00am A maroon signals the start of Bonfire day.

10.00am The Church Bells will signal the arrival of ‘The Oldest Guy in the World’ on the Abbey Green accompanied by Saxon Warriors and children’s procession. The information and souvenir stalls open.

10.30amJudging of the Children’s Guy and Fancy Dress Competition on the Abbey Green by BBB President.

6.00pmRoads close.

7.45pmA maroon will signal the departure of the procession from Market Road and proceed down the High Street and Lower Lake to the Station Approach.

Turning at Station Approach and returning to the Abbey Green BBB will enter the Abbey Gatehouse to keep the traditional involvement of Battle Abbey within the celebrations. Having turned within the Abbey, BBB and visiting societies will make their way back up the High Street where they will turn and re-torch at the roundabout.

Making its way back down the High Street, the procession will return to the Abbey Green where the bonfire will be lit to the traditional cry and the firework display will commence.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Our event may not be suitable for you. Please ensure you read our safety information

PROCESSION ROUTE

7.45pmA maroon will signal the departure of the procession from Market Road  (A)  and proceed down the High Street and Lower Lake to the Station Approach. (B)

Turning at Station Approach and returning to the Abbey Green BBB will enter the Abbey Gatehouse  (C)  to keep the traditional involvement of Battle Abbey within the celebrations. Having turned within the Abbey, BBB and visiting societies will make their way back up the high street where they will turn and re-torch at the Roundabout. (D) 

Making its way back down the High Street the procession will return to the Abbey Green (E) where the bonfire will be lit to the traditional cry and the firework display will commence.

PROCESSION ROUTE

7.45pmA maroon will signal the departure of the procession from Market Road  (A)  and proceed down the High Street and Lower Lake to the Station Approach. (B)

Turning at Station Approach and returning to the Abbey Green BBB will enter the Abbey Gatehouse  (C)  to keep the traditional involvement of Battle Abbey within the celebrations. Having turned within the Abbey, BBB and visiting societies will make their way back up the high street where they will turn and re-torch at the Roundabout. (D) 

Making its way back down the High Street the procession will return to the Abbey Green (E) where the bonfire will be lit to the traditional cry and the firework display will commence.

ROAD CLOSURE

INFORMATION

Please note our road closure operates from 6pm until midnight along the following roads:

Powdermill Lane, High Street, Upper Lake, Lower Lake & Station Approach.

There is strictly no parking along the procession route.

Any cars left will be removed and kept over night at the car owners expense.

There is no dedicated parking for this event.

If parking on the road please park respectfully and do not block residents drives or access routes.

SAFETY INFORMATION

It is important that you know what to expect when attending our event. Please check that you are happy to attend and ensure you take responsibility for your own safety.

There is no dedicated public viewing area for the bonfire celebrations which take place in the High Street

Battle Bonfire is a traditional event and is not deemed suitable for young children or those with a nervous disposition

During the event the streets will be crowded and there will be fire and loud fireworks

Please ensure you carry any medical supplies you require such as asthma inhalers

We advise against trying to view the procession within the area surrounding the Abbey Green

Follow ALL marshal instructions

Do not bring any of your own fireworks

Due to crowd numbers the event is not suitable for pushchairs

WHERE TO VIEW THE FIREWORKS

Battel Bonfire Boyes are famous for their pyrotechnic display! However, due to the fact that the event takes place on the public highway, there is no dedicated viewing area for the event and the area around the Abbey Green (where the bonfire is) gets very crowded and uncomfortable for viewing the fireworks.

We advise not to gather in this area but to move to the top of the High Street and view the display from the comfort of the car park in Market Road.

This will allow you to get a great view of the aerial firework display without any of the discomfort of trying to view from the High Street.