About Us

Northiam Bonfire Society came into being in 2012 as a direct result of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations as villagers realised that we hadn’t lost the art of joining together and having a good time. Nick Searle took the initiative, contacted Sussex Bonfire Council, and called us all together on Monday 10th December when the Society was formally founded.

Over the years the annual Bonfire Procession and Fireworks has become a very popular event in and around Northiam and now regularly attracts crowds in excess of 2,000. To raise the necessary funds the society also organises a number of other events throughout the year and these have also become popular, emphasising the fact that any NBS event is well worth attending.
THE BUCKET COLLECTION AT OUR BONFIRE NIGHT IS FOR LOCAL GOOD CAUSES AND CHARITIES. SINCE 2012 WE HAVE RAISED MONEY FOR:

Little Gate Farm
Northiam Helping hands
Northiam Village Hall Trust
Jasmine Lodge
Northiam Primary School
Northiam Nursery
Beckley Pre-School
Northiam Seniors Club
Mary Shipstone Fund
Northiam Football Club

Northiam Scouts
St Mary's Church
Hastings & Rother Ray-net
Sussex 4x4 Response
Rye Lions
Hospice at Home
KS & S Ambulance Trust
Better Beckley Goal Posts
Northiam Primary School Bee Hives & Raised Beds
St Francis Fields