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Fireworks Night 2012

November 5, 2012 by  

Fireworks Night 2012, Many of the big fireworks displays went off this past weekend, including one at Sherborne Castle on Saturday. But Fireworks Night is in fact tonight, 5th November. So where are the smaller local displays happening this year?

Buckhorn Weston
From Wincanton turn right at the T-junction in Buckhorn Weston and follow the road round to the left under the railway bridge, and the entrance to the event field is a few hundred yards on the right.

Gates open 6:30.
Adults £3.50.
Children £1.50.

Castle Cary RFC
At the Rubgy Club?
Starts 7pm.
Adults £4.
Children £2.

Galhampton
At the playing field.
Gates open 6pm.
Adults £4.
Children £2.
Under 2s FREE.

Do you know of any others that are happening tonight? It’s short notice, but we’d like to add more to this list. Send us a message or post a comment and we’ll see that others are added.

The 5th of November is one of those dates that all kids learn to remember. They learn of the gunpowder plot to blow up The Houses of Parliament, and about poor Guy Fawkes who paid the price for his trouble.

Since then 5th November has become an annual festival much loved by all. A time to stand round a blazing bonfire and come away with that red glow on your face (you were standing too close to the fire), and the singed eyebrows (I told you that you were too close). You only need to look at the excited faces of our young folks (and some not so young) when the fireworks are set off. It’s a national treasure of an event.

I remember when I was relatively new to Wincanton that we had a huge fireworks display and bonfire, usually held at the Wincanton racecourse. If memory serves me right it was a chap who worked at the old Plessey who was the pyrotechnic expert, setting off the fireworks in a special order to bring the best “Ooooo!” from the large crowd of spectators.

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