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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE TRAVELLING INTO LEWES ON 4th NOVEMBER

Road closures will affect large parts of Lewes town on the day. The A26 will also be closed for the event through the Cuilfail Tunnel, between the Southerham roundabout (junction with the A27), and Earwig Corner (junction with the B2192 to Ringmer) between 4.30pm and 1am, in both directions. 

The following roads will also be closed:

  • The A275 between Lewes and B2116 at Offham.
  • Brighton Road between A27 Ashcombe roundabout and prison cross roads in Lewes.
  • Kingston Road between Lewes and Wellgreen Lane. 

On-street parking will be suspended on certain streets in the town. Vehicles must be removed from these routes or risk being towed away if they are not.

Trains will not be stopping at Lewes station or at London Road (Brighton), Moulsecoomb, Falmer, Glynde and Cooksbridge from midday on Saturday 4 November until normal services resume on Sunday 5 November.

The Lewes Borough Bonfire Society was founded in 1853 and is the oldest bonfire society in the old town of Lewes (‘Lewes Within’).  Until 1859 we were known as the ‘Lewes Bonfire Society’ and we have been marching the streets of the town for over 150 years.  Borough is the ‘home’ of the Zulu which is our First Pioneer Group and the Tudor which is the Society’s Second Pioneer Group.  In 1863, the famous Monster Iron Key of the Ancient Borough of Lewes, weighing nearly a quarter hundredweight, (over 12 kilos) was carried in the procession for the first time.  The same key is still carried in the Borough’s processions and is a symbol that on 5th November the ‘Borough Boyes’ are given the freedom of the streets of Lewes .

 

 

 


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