Rye Bonfire Dinner 2019 will be held at the Mermaid on Saturday 09 March 2019 7:00 for 7:30 pm.

Please see menu for the evening (if you can’t open the link, email me and I will send by email).

Please could you email your menu choice to me at info@ryebonfire.co.uk as soon as possible and I will pass to Rita.

Rita will also be at the next meeting on Wednesday (NOTE NEW DATE) 20th February.  You can bring along menu choices and cheques (made payable to Rye Bonfire Society) or you can send choices and cheques by post: Rita Kirk, La Villette, Church Road, NEW ROMNEY, Kent TN28 8EX.  Don’t delay – space is limited only 8 weeks to go to secure your reservation!

Judith has made us a very generous offer to those attending the dinner of a 10% discount on normal rates for overnight accommodation on the evening of the 9th.  Please book direct with the Mermaid.

Rye Bonfire would like to thank Judith and all her team for their hospitality for what we are sure will be a memorial evening!

The next event for your diary is the Valentine Quiz night on Wednesday 13 February in the Tudor Room at the Mermaid, 7 for 7.30 start, teams up to 6, £3 per person, raffle and nibbles. Please call Ruth on 07723 455 596 to book your team in – do come along, it will be a great evening!

Members will be aware that this the 25th Anniversary of the ‘new’ Bonfire Society; we are planning to compile a book of pictures, memories, anecdotes, stories and history on Rye Bonfire over the years (not just the last 25 Years). If you have anything you think might be of interest please email to info@ryebonfire.co.uk and I will pass on, or copy can be left with Ian at Adams.  We can scan pictures and newspaper cutting etc and will ensure safe return. Although we can’t promise to publish everything, we will give full credits where due.  This is an exciting project, a really good opportunity to make a lasting record of Rye Bonfire for future generations!

Please note that the date of the next meeting is now Wednesday 20 February, 8pm, Queen’s Head.

Chairman’s Message

The whole of Rye Bonfire are no strangers to hard work and fund raise tirelessly each year to stage Rye Bonfire.

We have the hard working society members to thank for their fund raising efforts with auctions, boot fairs, quiz nights, etc. to make this spectacular event;  not forgetting the assistance of members of  neighbouring societies, particularly Robertsbridge and Hastings.

We hope that you will enjoyed your visit to this year’s event; the Rye Bonfire Society has raised and distributed many thousands of pounds of charity funding for good causes in and around Rye. We need to raise £10,000 a year to stage this spectacular event.

You are welcome to join us as new members to raise funds, dress up and collect or become a marshal – WE NEED YOU!  Especially the youth of Rye.

Donations to: The Treasurer, Rye Bonfire Society, c/o Adams of Rye Ltd, 8 High Street, Rye, East Sussex

Rye and District Bonfire Society is a company limited by guarantee. Company No: 4669575

Updated: 07.02.19