Hawkhurst Gang Bonfire Society

Kent's best traditional Bonfire society in the style of the famous Sussex Bonfire Societies

Sussex Bonfire Calendar

List of all 2019 Sussex Bonfire society dates starting at Uckfield on 5th September finishing on 23rd November at Hawkhurst

Becoming a Member

Why not join one of the smaller bonfire society to help us grow and support the local community

tickets

Here you can buy tickets for the 2019 torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks display

Hawkhurst Gang Bonfire Society was formed in the Summer of 2012 when long time resident Robin Palmer who thought it was about time the village had a bonfire and firework celebration again. The 1970’s was the last time that the village had seen such tradition. The village was already on the map for the Hawkhurst gang who were smugglers from the 1700’s who were ruthful criminals smuggling anything and everything along the Kent, Sussex coasts and as far down the coast line to Poole in Dorset. The bonfire society thought they would use there name, so rather then use it for smuggling, robbing and murder they would make new history and start the Hawkhurst Gang Bonfire Society.