On the top of Cliffe Hill, overlooking the town and clearly visible
from Lewes High Street, is the Martyr's Memorial monument (an obelisk)
which was erected in 1901. Each year a replica of the monument
is carried on one of the night's processions, and "discharged in
honour of those who gave all for the Faith".
The other annual regular are the "Enemies of the Bonfire" (see
next page). These are giant heads of anyone who has upset the Society
during the preceding year. The heads are carried on procession
to the firesite where they are ceremonially exploded - along with
While, Guy Fawkes, the Pope, the Martyr's Memorial replica, and
the Enemies of the Bonfire are annual regulars, the grand set piece
finale each year is the so-called tableaux, the largest firework
effigy of the night, always topical, and a closely guarded secret,
and known only to the inner circle of firework experts.
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