Saturday 6th November 2021
Cash only, no cash machines or card payments available for donations, parking or food & drink
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.
With so much uncertainty around Covid 19, large crowds, social distancing, Government Guidelines and the permissions we need to hold the Annual Brockham Bonfire and Firework Display we are not able to confirm at this time that the 2021 event will go ahead. We will update in the summer on the status of this year’s celebrations.
This decision has been reached after a lot of soul searching and discussion. A detailed schedule was prepared and discussed on what we could safely achieve in line with Government Guidelines and what we could not achieve whilst protecting our community, ourselves, all our additional volunteers and the general public.
No Bonfire will leave a giant hole in our wellbeing and enjoyment for the autumn and we are seeking ways to ‘fill the gap’. It has been suggested that there may be projects in the Village and we could initiate and hopefully we could still have a ‘Charity Day’.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas on any of the above, especially in making 2022 ‘incredibly special’, and activities we could initiate.
Please do not start making piles of bonfire rubbish out for collection! Prune those trees for us next year.
As one of our senior life-long supporters said recently ‘we had to wait six years for another bonfire in 1939’.
We are looking forward to 6th November 2022.
Brockham Bonfire Boys and Girls
23rd June 2020
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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