Find a fireworks display in Sussex this weekend
A brief history of November 5th
Virtually everyone in the UK has heard of Guy Fawkes but few know he actually adopted the name Guido Fawkes whilst fighting on behalf of the Spanish.
He gained infamy by being found guilty (with a group of others led by Robert Catesby) for attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.
This event became known as The Gunpowder Plot.
According to history, after an anonymous tip off, Fawkes was found in a rented cellar and arrested whilst guarding explosives under The House of Lords.
The stockpile of gunpowder was intended to assassinate King James I and after its disposal, Londoners were encouraged to celebrate the King's escape from assassination by lighting bonfires each 5th November.
Sussex Firework Displays
A free event hosted by the Battel Bonfire Boyes, this free event runs all day with ringing of the church bells taking place at 10am and a children’s fancy dress competition following. A procession starts at 7.30pm and the bonfire and firework display starts at 9pm.
A huge display organised by the town’s bonfire societies including a torchlit processions through the streets of Lewes. The display follows on a nearby hill.
Open from 6pm at the Brighton Racecourse, this is one is sure to be a good one if you live nearby.arGates at the racecourse open at 6pm with admission prices of £10 for adults, £5 under 16’s and free for those under the age of 5. With plenty of parking and refreshments available, not to mention the stunning display, this is the place to be if you’re in the area on Guy Fawkes Night.
Another great display with plenty for the kids to enjoy including a fun fair, dodgems and game stalls
Another free event also with a fancy dress competition at the King Edward Hall. There will be a torchlit procession around round Lindfield culminating with a dazzling display on the Common.