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Reminiscences of Rye Bonfire Boys, by F. W. Goodsell, published 1929 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. III no. 11, article, p.754) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2307] & The Keep [LIB/500140]

Lewes Bonfires 1908, 1909 & 1910, by Annette Philly Verrell, published September 1987 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 7 no. 6, article, pp.241-242) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10461] & The Keep [LIB/501259] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The skeleton army and the Bonfire Boys, Worthing, 1884, by Chris Hare, published June 1988 in The Folklore Society (vol. 99, issue 2, article, pp.221-231, Taylor & Francis) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries   View Online

No Pope there, by John Balance, published November 1992 in Fortnight (No. 311, article, pp.36-37)
The Bonfire Night tradition in Lewes.

Lewes Bonfire Night, by Jim Etherington, published 15 October 1993 (72 pp., Seaford: S. B. Publications, ISBN-10: 1857700503 & ISBN-13: 9781857700503) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/501554] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Lewes Bonfire Festival: The performance structure of popular pyrotechnics, by D. Wiles, published 1996 in New Theatre Quarterly (vol. 12, issue 46, article, pp.177-191)

Bonfire: Lewes Bonfire Societies in Photographs, by Jim Etherington, published 1 October 1997 (96 pp., Seaford: S. B. Publications, ISBN-10: 1857701429 & ISBN-13: 9781857701425) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Lewes Bonfire Night, by Jim Etherington, published 1 July 1999 (2nd revised edition, 80 pp., Seaford: S. B. Publications, ISBN-10: 185770147X & ISBN-13: 9781857701470)

Streets of Fire: A Hymn to Lewes and the Bonfire Celebrations, by Andy Thomas, published 1 November 1999 (76 pp., Seaford: S. B. Publications, ISBN-10: 1857701933 & ISBN-13: 9781857701937) accessible at: British Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Bonfire Societies of Lewes, 1800-1913: a study in nominal record linkage, by Jim Etherington, published c.2000 accessible at: The Keep [LIB/502901]

Bonfire Night In Lewes, compiled by Brian W. Pugh, published 3 October 2011 (210 pp., London: MX Publishing, ISBN-10: 1908218649 & ISBN-13: 9781908218643) accessible at: British Library & East Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
A fascinating collection of historical articles charting the history of bonfire in Lewes from 1813 to the modern day. Plus a Time Line of relevant dates from 1555 to 2009, Bonfire Society Information and a complete list of the winners of the Pioneer Cup & Points Cup of the Lewes Bonfire Council Fancy Dress Competition.

Cliffe Bonfire Society, by Brian W. Pugh, published 12 October 2015 (172 pp., London: MX Publishing, ISBN-10: 1780928734 & ISBN-13: 9781780928739)
Abstract:
A fascinating collection of historical verbatim reports from local newspapers with added information from the Cliffe archives charting how bonfire was celebrated by Cliffe Bonfire Society from 1853 to the modern day. Also included are photographs from various periods, some never published before, plus lists of Cliffe Officers, Life Members, the titles of bonfire tunes, the title of songs from Cliffe badge night, society headquarters, Pope Effigies blown up, bonfire firesites, tableaux and effigies. It also includes an interesting Forward by David S. Bristow.