HDBS 2020 Bonfire Event

It is with great sadness that I have the misfortune to confirm that the HDBS committee have taken the decision to defer our 2020 event.

Due to the restrictions that we have found ourselves living in currently with the covid-19 pandemic we have been unable to raise sufficient funds to put on our event and support the future of our society.

We feel a great sense of responsibility to our members, visiting societies and the community of Heathfield. To raise the risk of infection is something we would not feel happy to do.

Like many local businesses and organisations, covid-19 has affected us financially, meaning all eyes will firmly be on fundraising once restrictions are lifted.

After bringing Bonfire back to Heathfield last year and seeing the growth of our society this really was a tough yet correct decision for us. 

On behalf of HDBS I’d like to thank you for your support and understanding. We will be back and with a special surprise that we have been working on since January.

Steve Thomas
Heathfield & District Bonfire Society Chairman

HDBS 1st Annual General Meeting – Thursday 19th March, 8pm start, Half Moon Inn

*UPDATE* Our AGM was put on hold due to the current Covid-19 lockdown. We will re-arrange this at an appropriate time and will be led by the Government on when that will be. Watch this space and keep safe everyone.

We are holding our 1st ever AGM as a Society on Thursday 19th March 2020, 8pm start at The Half Moon Inn, Cade Street. Both public and members can attend. Only paid up members can vote. Anyone wanting to sign up as a member on the night can do so as our Membership Secretary will be there but please make sure you bring cash or cheque only for fees.

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Sussex Bonfire Dates 2019

Please see below the list for all Sussex bonfire events in 2019. If you are looking to attend one of these bonfire events, please make sure to check with the host Society for all details of their night.

Support your local Bonfire Society!

HDBS have been delighted to receive invites to several other society’s events and are excited about putting on our own event here in Heathfield this year for the first time in 62 years. I hope you can come out on 26th October to support us! We can now reveal which outmeetings HDBS will be attending, please see below the ones in bold with *. Attendance is subject to committee approval.


  • 7th September: Uckfield*
  • 14th September: Crowborough*
  • 21st September: Mayfield*
  • 28th September: Burgess Hill*
  • 5th October:
    • Eastbourne*
    • Rotherfield & Mark Cross
    • Northiam
  • 12th October: Ninfield
  • 19th October:
    • Hastings
    • Hailsham*
    • Seaford
  • 25th October: Isfield & Little Horsted (Friday)*
    • Ewhurst & Staplecross
    • Littlehampton
    • Firle
  • 2nd November:
    • Newick
    • Battel*
    • Edenbridge
  • 3rd November: Robin Hood (Sunday)*
  • 5th November:
    • Lewes (processing with Southover)*
    • Lindfield
  • 9th November:
    • Chailey
    • East Hoathly & Halland*
    • Rye
    • South Heighton
  • 16th November:
    • Robertsbridge*
    • Nevill Juvenile
    • Barcombe
  • 23rd November: Hawkhurst*