The Hastings Borough Bonfire Society Smugglers Costume was adopted when the society re-formed in 1995. We chose the Cinque port colours of Hastings: red, gold and royal blue as our signature colours.
Avoid the use of flammable materials or nylon.
Smugglers always march in processions behind the society banner at the front in strict ranks of three.
The alternative costume is a black tailcoat with a top hat and the societies colours attached usually with ribbons. These march behind those in stripesOther costumes may be permissible if they are in keeping with the tradition of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire. These march at the back in processions.
The costume featured in the very first newsletter in May 1995.