Firework fun around Fenland to celebrate Bonfire Night

10:50 02 November 2012




REMEMBER, remember, the fifth of November. Bonfire Night will be celebrated all around Fenland, with spectacular fireworks, huge bonfires, and plenty of tasty bonfire food.

A bonfire and firework spectacular is to be held at Wisbech St Mary Primary School on Saturday November 10, this is the 25th year that the Church Road school has hosted the village’s celebrations.

Rebecca Lee, vice-chairman of the school’s Parent, Teacher and Friends’ Association said: “Staying with tradition, we will have two displays, which will erupt in the skies over the village in a magnificent spectacle of colour and light.”

As well as the fireworks, there will also be side stalls including tombolas, hook-a-duck, hoopla, a raffle and a choice of food.

“Last year’s event raised a huge amount for the school, and all the money raised is used to provide extras for the children of the school,” said Rebecca.

“It has been used in the past to purchase items including computers, educational videos and books, and to pay for treats including Christmas parties and fantastic new playground equipment.”

Gates open at 5.15pm, with the bonfire being lit at 5.30pm and displays taking place at 6.15pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £4 for adults and £3 for children under 12.

The Skylark Showground at Wimblington is hosting a firework and fun fair show this Saturday, November 3, from 4pm to 10pm.

The Mayor of March, Councillor Jan French will officially open the show at 7pm, and this will be followed by the lighting of one of the biggest bonfires in East Anglia.

The tiny tots fireworks show takes place just after 7pm, followed by the “Big Bang” firework display at about 8pm.

Showground chairman Paul Salter said: “This year we have turned the clock back to the 2007 prices. So now entry costs just £2.50 for a child and £5 for an adult”

Also on site will be some life sized Disney characters from the Kisses for Kids charity, and there will be some fund raising events to raise money for the care of terminally ill children.

New for 2012 is a giant fun fair; and there will be an enormous marquee housing a disco, and fun and games for children.

Next to the bar will be a food court selling traditional hot dogs, burgers, soup and hot roast pork rolls. There will also be a variety of charity stands, stalls and sideshows.

A spectacular display of fireworks is promised at All Saints Interchurch VA Primary School in March tonight (Friday). There is also a fun fair, food and stalls. Entry on the gate costs £4.50 for adults and £3.50 for children.

A fireworks and bonfire spectacular will take place at Northside, Whittlesey on Saturday, November 3, to raise money for the town’s Rotary Club.

Tickets cost £6 for adults and £2 for children and include refreshments and free parking.

The Peterborough Firework Fiesta takes place at Peterborough Arena on Saturday November 3, with a live stage show, fair, side shows and stalls.

Gates open at 4pm, the bonfire will be lit at 5pm, and fireworks start at 7.30pm. The event is being organised by the Rotary and Round Table clubs of Peterborough. Entry on the gate costs £10 for adults and £5 for children.


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