Exhibition: 190th Anniversary of Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Society

Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Society

Here at Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre we held a temporary exhibition on the history of the Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society (UBCS) on Saturday 2nd September in commemoration of the 190th Anniversary.  The Society was formed in 1827.







Left: Here pictured are Uckfield Bonfire Society members outside the Foresters’ Hall in Harcourt Road.  The moustached gentleman is thought to be Eddie Oliver – bass player in the Town Band for many years. c.1908        Archive ref: 2016.PHT.123

All images shown here are from our archive.  UDPS holds a vast local history collection of photographs, documents, ephemera, books and objects.  For further information please email our education team here: education@bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk

The exhibition displayed numerous programmes, costumes and photographs, as shown below.