2nd Pioneer Costume – Tudor
The Tudors are Lewes Borough Bonfire Society’s Second Pioneers. It is not clear when the Tudor dress was chosen as the old programmes only refer to them as ‘Second Pioneers’ but we know they have been so since the 1950’s. The old satin Tudor banner is no longer carried in the procession as it became too delicate to used any more. These costumes are home made and take up to 6 months to finish. A lot of hard work goes into making them look spectacular especially with all the decoration that is put onto them. The dresses are made from Tudor patterns with materials bought for the outfits.