In recent years the tableaux have been: 2005 - former Home Secretary,
Charles Clarke, and his Identity Card proposals; 2004 - a send
up of BBC TV South because of their coverage of a local issue when
the neighbouring Firle Bonfire Society got themselves accused of
racism over their tableaux in 2003!; 2003 - a skull and crossbones
marking the Cliffe's 150th anniversary; 2002 - US President George
Bush devours the world; 2001 - Osama Bin Laden caught with his
pants down, and with an American eagle clawing his back; 2000 -
Chancellor Gordon Brown in an S&M outfit has de-bagged Peter Mandelson
over his knee for a caning; 1999 - Tony Blair and a monstrous genetically-modified
potato; 1998 - US President Bill Clinton, as Captain Viagra, with
a huge missile between his thighs!
A list of all known tableaux in the Society's history can be found
on Cliffe's website.