Welcome to the Brockham Bonfire's website, here you can find all of the information you need to have a great time at the bonfire.
Brockham Bonfire Celebrations 2021
It is with much regret that the directors of Brockham Bonfire have decided that we cannot hold the bonfire again this year.
While it is clear that Covid restrictions are easing, there is still great uncertainty about what guidelines will still be in force or may have to be reimposed in November.
The bonfire is an extremely complex event. Most importantly, we cannot regulate the numbers of people who attend the event and yet we have to demonstrate that we can create a covid safe environment. This is almost impossible. Furthermore, we rely on hundreds of volunteers to help us on the evening but we already know that many are worried about helping this year.
On that basis, we think it makes sense to focus our efforts on a spectacular night in November 2022.
Very importantly, we need to make sure that no one leaves piles of rubbish around the village for collection this autumn.
Stay strong, stay safe and as one of our senior life-long supporters said, “we had to wait six years for a bonfire in 1939” we can certainly wait another year this time around.
Thank-you again for your fantastic support and we look forward to seeing everyone on 5th November 2022.
The Directors of Brockham Bonfire
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Brockham Village is very proud of its heritage and especially the traditions behind our annual Guy Fawkes Night Celebrations that we can date back 140 years. The annual event is organised by volunteers who between them give thousands of hours of their time freely to ensure that these traditions are upheld in a very safe environment.
With a great many visitors in a small village it is imperative that if you choose to attend you fully appreciate and understand the guidance provided on our web site.
It is important to read both the summary and detailed advice below
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The Roast Pig Auction
One of the oldest traditions of Brockham Bonfire is the roasting of a ‘two tailed pig’. This began in the 1930’s and has fascinated thousands of people over the years and provides a very memorable and enjoyable end to the evening.
The ‘Roasting’ begins early on Bonfire day and culminates in an auction of ‘Prime Roast Pork’ immediately after the firework display. The Pig Roasters work all day to ensure a perfectly cooked pig. Our auctioneer then sells joints prepared by our local butcher. The auction is the site of much fun and bonfire banter, is a reunion site for many and has been opportunities in the past for much fun, merriment and even proposals! It is also a major fund-raising part of the evening contributing to the cost of running the event. During the early evening Pork Rolls are sold adjacent to the Pig Fire site.
How To Get To The Bonfire
Many people attending the bonfire walk to get there, however, there are dedicated parking places for those who drive. Below is a map of the dedicated parking zones as well as which roads are closed for the event. We ask that you follow road signs and instructions provided by the bonfire.
- NO PARKING ON PROCESSION ROUTE
- FOLLOW THE SIGNS
- CARPARKS WILL BE SIGNPOSTED
- BE PREPARED FOR A BRISK 20MIN WALK