A MILD and clear evening set the stage for Heyshott bonfire night.
The small village was filled with people joining in with the community event, and they were certainly treated to a fantastic show.
Torches sold out within 15 minutes, and the torch-lit procession led by stand-in piper, Tony Hurst and friends did not disappoint. Mr Punch gave a great show before the fireworks, set off by Selstar Fireworks, lit up the sky.
Event chairman Laura Parry said the ‘community vibe was strong’ at the event.
“There is a great sense of achievement when everything goes as planned, and even more so when you have helped create the event.
“One of our young entrepreneurs, Sebastian Savage (who made and sold loom bands with his sister Maya to raise funds) was able to point to a firework and proudly declare: ‘mummy I think that firework was bought with the money from our bands’.
“A huge thanks goes to the residents of Heyshott and Cowdray Estate for their support. We are indebted to the volunteers, who worked tirelessly ensuring everything was ready, everyone was kept safe on the night, and the village was returned to is natural state the following day.”
First time visitor Jeff from Angmering said: ‘Thanks for the kindness shown by stewards, it was a real sense of community and I am thankful to residents of Heyshott for sharing your beautiful village for this event.”
The picture gallery above shows the bonfires and fireworks at Heyshott and Milland.