How it all began

The earliest records that we have found of a Bonfire Society in Robertsbridge date back to 1895, but this was discontinued in 1906 when the government banned such street celebrations. It was re-formed again in 1938 but then the following year wartime broke out and that was the end of it for many more years. That is until John Goldsmith and Kate Noble were chatting one night in the George Inn and the seed was sown. On December 6th 1990 the Society was re-formed yet again and has continued to thrive ever since, enjoying a memorable 25th anniversary celebration in 2015 that saw the first ever effigy to utilise a modern multimedia format.

Top Table

Chairman - Ria Paine
Vice Chairman - Mat Claridge
Secretary - Rob Rainsbury
Treasurer - Simon Rivers
Health & Safety - Gary Spray


Primary - Cistercian Monk (White Habit,Black Tabard etc)
Secondary - Rabble (Tophat & Tail Coats)
Tertiary - Other
Salehurst - Romans

Bonfire Prayer

Remember Remember the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes Guy Fawkes, twas his intent, to blow up King and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid belown to prove old England's overthrow.

By God's mercy he was catched, with a dark lantern and burning match.
Holler boys, Holler boys, let the bells ring
Holler boys Holler boys God save the King.

Hip Hip Hoorah!
Hip Hip Hoorah!
Hip Hip Hoorah!