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For a long time, Badges have been a collectable and displayable accessitory of clothing produced for many reasons. Most Bonfire Societies have produced a badge or two, quite often a yearly one as well.
Here is a collection of badges that BBB have produced for various reasons over the years.


Year Badges

Year: 1986
Type: 1686-1986
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Mike Butler
Information: Created for the then believed 300 anniversary before we found records dating back to 1646.

Year: 1989
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Mike Butler
Information: This was the last year to feature this skull design which had curving text for both `Battel` and `Bonfire Boyes`.

Year: 1990
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Mike Butler
Information: The first appearance of the new Skull and Crossbones design that is seen as the Classic design for the Society The word 'Battle' is re-done but very simpler to previous years, with Bonfire Boyes now been written straight over top the design, with Bonfire broken up into two parts. The date was also done in larger print to keep it clear and visible

Year: 1991
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Mike Butler
Information: The same as 1990 but on Yellow with the new year's date

Year: 1992
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Mike Butler
Information: Same as 1990 and 1991 but on Green with the current year's date

Year: 1993
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Mike Butler
Information: A white version of 1990,1991,1992 badge with the updated year

Year: 1994
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Mike Butler
Information: A slight tweak in design from the last 4, the background is orange with the year in a different font style to normal,

Year: 1995
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: Then Fundraising Secretary, Dave Wilson, took over badge design and from this point on, each year had a difference look.

Year: 1996
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: Hard to see in this image, but at the top of the badge is MCMXVI, Roman Numerals for 1996. It was was more pricey to produce due to the use of more colours. Something which was later dealt with.

Year: 1997
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: This year featured not only a new style Skull and crossbones design, but a new printing method so as to give full colour without high production costs.

Year: 1998
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: Taking it easy this year, this was the same as the last year but the background colour

Year: 1999
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: Again, simpler to the 1997 & 1998 but with a fancy gradient colour effect and highlighting colours on the logo.

Year: 2000
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: Being the year 2000, this badge was given a computerised design

Year: 2001
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: For the first year badge of the new millennium we had Guy Fawkes face to face with our skull, a bit like him facing his death.

Year: 2002
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: This years badge was designed to look like a Saxon shield.

Year: 2003
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: In 2003, the badge design was done to show the Sussex Coat of arms with a Skull and Crossbones in front

Year: 2004
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: This badge was done to reflect an much older design used by the Bonfire Boyes, that of the Abbey Gatehouse with the Skull and Crossbones in front.

Year: 2005
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: This badge was done showing Guy Fawkes with gunpowder in the background marking 400 years since the 1605 Gunpowder plot.

Year: 2006
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: Assistant Webmaster Ryan Mascord takes over badge design with this one based on the old Seal of Battle Abbey.

Year: 2007
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: This years badge was designed to show the Abbey gateway surrounded by the classic Skull and Crossbone BBB Logo.

Year: 2008
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: Featuring a more cartoon style, this years showed a Hand holding a Burning Match with a gunpowder Barrel

Year: 2009
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: This year carried on the cartoony style featuring Guy Fawkes by the light of his un`darkened lantern`.

Year: 2010
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: The 2010 badge featured King Harold in front of a bonfire, note the skull and Crossbones in the background.

Year: 2011
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: The 2011 badge featured a Saxon and a Convict on a Fire/flame background, with BBB 2011 clearly written on it.

Year: 2012
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: Guy Fawkes and Skull Half faces on a Purple/Black Background

Year: 2013
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: Tapestry style' Guy Fawkes lighting a Fire

Year: 2014
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: Guy Fawkes Guy head on a Red Explosion background. Around the edge is the Latin 'Quintus Glorious in Battel'

Year: 2015
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: Tin badge based on Classic 80s Enamel Badges

Year: 2016
Type: Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Ryan Mascord
Information: Drawing of the only known Axe Head from the Battle of 1066
Special Badges

Year: 2009
Type: Juniors Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Oliver Griffin
Information: This was the first badge of the newly created Juniors Section

Year: 2010
Type: Juniors Year Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Oliver Griffin
Information: This was the second Badge for the Juniors Section.

Year: 2010
Type: Convict Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Alan Jay and Alistair Endersby
Information: This badge was created for the Convict section of Battel Bonfire, due the Bonfire boyes second outfit being a convict.

Year: 2010
Type: Convict Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Alan Jay and Alistair Endersby
Information: Like the First Convict badge, this badge features a different but similar design.

Year: 2005
Type: 1605 Badge
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Dave Wilson
Information: Created as a one off without any specific year, this badge was made to carry the date of the gunpowder plot, featuring BBB`s Classic look of Guy Fawkes.

Year: 1986 (Approx)
Size: 44mm Round
Designer: Max Blackman
Information: A Large `generic` BBB Badge

Year: 1996
Size: 58mm Round
Designer: Unknown
Information: Designed to replace the old 44mm Large White, this one is bigger and features the logo With the abbey. 11 were made in the set: Pink, Orange, off-white, Light Blue, Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Tan, Green & bright Orange.

Year: 1989
Type: Summer Fayre
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Andrew Longley
Information: Designed for the Summer Fayre in 1989, these were part of a `set` of 4
Old Generic Badges

Year: Late 1940s
Size: ??mm Round
Designer: Unknown
Information: The Earliest recorded Badges and said to be the first ones produced.

Year: 1960s
Size: 25mm Round
Designer: Unknown
Information: These are the some of the earliest known BBB Badges, which are pretty plain and just feature a black Skull and crossbones on a coloured background. Thanks to Mr Paul Edmonds for loan of these badges.

Year: 1970s
Size: 25mm Round
Designer: Unknown
Information: an update from the 60s Design, this 1970s badges feature BBB written on them. Part of a known set of 4 Thanks to Mr Paul Edmonds for loan of these badges.

Year: 2000s
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Unknown
Information: Set of 3 badges created in the 2000s as generic badges to invoke the style of the 80s `curved` lettered Badges

Year: 2000s
Size: 36mm Round
Designer: Unknown
Information: Set of 3 badges created in the 2000s as generic badges to invoke the style of the 90s `straight` lettered Badges
Standard Enamel Badges

Year: 1981
Type: Enamel
Size: 25mm Round
Designer: Unknown
Information: Created in 1981, these Enamels originally came in 7 colours, (Black, Red, Green, Blue, Light blue, Yellow & Pink) as well as a committee one with black and white reversed.

Year: 2002
Type: “Banner” Enamel
Size: 25mm Shaped
Designer: Stuart Mascord
Information: Designed to replace the old 80s Enamels, this series started in Red, based on one of the Battel Banners.

Year: 2004
Type: “Banner” Enamel
Size: 25mm Shaped
Designer: Stuart Mascord
Information: Second in the series of `Banner Enamels` this one is in Black with a Silver trim.

Year: 2006
Type: “Banner” Enamel
Size: 25mm Shaped
Designer: Stuart Mascord
Information: Part of the Series of `Banner Enamels`. This one is Green with a copper trim.

Year: 2007
Type: “Banner” Enamel
Size: 25mm Shaped
Designer: Stuart Mascord
Information: Part of the Series of `Banner Enamels`. This one is Glitter Purple with a Silver trim.

Year: 2010
Type: “Banner” Enamel
Size: 25mm Shaped
Designer: Stuart Mascord
Information: Part of the Series of `Banner Enamels`. This one is Havana Brown with a Black trim.
Special Metal Badges

Year: 2005
Type: “Oval” Enamel
Size: ??mm Oval
Designer: Stuart Mascord
Information: Created to Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Gunpowder plot, this badge was made for a special limited run.

Year: 2000s
Type: Pewter Guy
Size: 27mm Shaped
Designer: Unknown
Information: Created as a very limited edition with only 50 made, which sold out quickly.

Year: late 1980s-early 1990s
Type: Officer Badges
Size: ??mm Shaped
Designer: Unknown
Information: Created as a one off for the Top table Officers by then current chairman Ivy Castle, This badges feature the same design from the committee enamel (Black skull on white), on a Gold Medal base. They are then attached to a medal top with the officer position written in gold on blue.. Made were Chairman, Assist. Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary & 2 Assist. Secretary (one for the Membership Secretary). A smaller Chairman one was also made.

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