Littlehampton braced for brilliant bonfire bonanza

Littlehampton Bonfire being built on Monday' L42734H14
Littlehampton Bonfire being built on Monday' L42734H14

THOUSANDS are set to flock to Littlehampton on Saturday (October 25) to witness one of the town’s most illuminating spectacles of the year – the Littlehampton Bonfire Night.

The bonanza promises all the usual spills and thrills, from its ‘mammoth’ bonfire, to spectacular fireworks display and torchlight parade.

The action kicks off with two Dignity Charity Fair Organs playing in the town centre during the day. Following their fancy dress competitions, the society’s children will take part in their own procession, accompanied by the T S Implacable Nautical Training Corps Band and the Arundel and Littlehampton District Scout Band.

The society’s traditional poppy wreath will later be laid at the war memorial during a short service led by the Rev Norman Croft.

A bumper crop of almost 50 entries from across the south east will be joining the grand torchlight procession.

Six marching bands will provide the music, ranging from brass and bagpipe to jazz and samba.

The bonfire and fireworks display will take place on The Green.

William Cole’s family funfair will be open on the promenade from 2pm.

For details on procession timings and the route, buy an official programme, available in shops in Littlehampton, Rustington, East Preston and at the Look & Sea Centre.

For a full preview of the event see today’s Littlehampton Gazette (Thursday, October 23).