The Robertsbridge Bonfire procession

Nov 15, 2014, 07:34 PM, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England

Every November commemoration of the Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot are held throughout Sussex in the form of torch lit bonfire processions accompanied by massed drum corps and the setting off of bangers and fireworks. Lewes is the most famous of these events, but this is a recording of the 2014 event in the East Sussex village of Robertsbridge, about ten miles north of Hastings.

I'm afraid the sound quality isn't great, recorded as it was, through my earphone microphone in order to keep my hands free. It should however give you a good taste of the atmosphere. The majority of sounds are from the procession participants marching past with flaming torches, from fellow spectators, the fizz of marine flares casting an orange glow about the High Street, distant fireworks, and the metal wheeled tractor collecting up the spent flares at the end.

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