Thousands of people lined the streets of Lewes for the annual procession and firework displays for Bonfire Night.

Despite heavy rain drenching some of those watching the festivities, spectators and the bonfire societies did not let the poor weather dampen their spirits as flaming torches and effigies were carried through the streets of the town.

Effigies in this year's event included former Prime Minister Liz Truss and Russian President Vladimir Putin - who was depicted as the devil.

Visitors from across the country came to attend the world-famous procession, despite train disruption and road closures.

The festivities mark Bonfire Night - the annual tradition of celebrating the failure of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot to set off a series of explosives underneath the House of Lords in an attempt to assassinate the Protestant King James I and his parliament.

Among the Catholic plotters was Guy Fawkes, who was later tortured, put on trial and executed.