D-Day Memorial. Built to mark the year's commemorations of 65th anniversary of D-Day. A plynth with the code names of the individual landing beaches, supporting huge 3D letters spelling D-Day which had an illustration of the beach landing piece cut through the face. All topped by a plynth with the word "Overlord" cut through. All crowned with a beacon signifying the flame of freedom that was ignited at D-Day.
1st World War Memorial. Every Sunday after the East Hoathly Carnival the members get up before dawn to clean the streets ready for the Remembrance Sunday Parade. Which they join and attend the service at the village church. This sculpture was inspired by and designed whilst listening to our parish priest's sermon of 2007.
'St. George and the Dragon'. One of the most popular fires I've built. Created around something I saw the year before - the foremast on "Victory" acted as a chimney and vented a jet of smoke through it, I tried to do the same with the dragons mouth - worked very briefly, unfortunately the fire burnt the tubing almost as soon as it started.
The wings on the dragon came from the soon to be demolished empty premises of PB fencing.
The first bonfire sculpture - a huge learning curve! The bonfire had for a number of years been made from pallets. I had been for sometime looking at it thinking I could do something with those! So started the bonfire sculptures.
'Wizard' - I was trying to create several effects with this bonfire. Smoke vented out through the outstretched hand, a skull mounted onto a central point and had a small fixed fan built into the top, which we hoped would be forced to revolve when the hot gas and smoke rose through it and he had hair that would stand on end as it burnt. Safe to say the effects didn't quite go to plan, an extremely spectacular bonfire none-the-less!
'Victory' built to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar