Saturday 4th November 2017
Please allow an extra half hour to get to the bonfire
Welcome to the Brockham Bonfire's website, here you can find all of the infomation you need to have a great time at the bonfire.
2017 Event Timetable
- 10.00 - Combined Charities Sale, Brockham Community Hall 10.00
- 14.00 - Children's Fancy Dress Competition - Brockham Village Hall
- 16.30 - Car Parks Open
- 17.00 - Catering Stalls Open
- 17.30 - All Road Closures in place and many remain closed until 23.00
The area around the Village Green becomes a traffic exclusion zone
- 18.15 - Procession leaves the Village Green and heads North and then South
- 19.45 - Lighting of the Bonfire
- 20.15 - Fireworks Display
- 20.45 - Roast Pig Auction
- 21.15 - Raffle Draw
- 23.00 - approx. Brockham Lane and the Village Green re-opens to traffic
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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