28th Oct, 2016

Spectacular fun to light up the skies

Evesham Editorial 30th Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN EXPLOSIVE line up of organised firework displays are set to dazzle thousands of people over the next few days.

The fun gets underway on Sunday (November 2) as the Pershore and District Royal Naval Association (RNA) are putting on their annual fireworks display starting with a pig roast at the naval social club from 5.30pm.

The fireworks will begin at 6.30pm on King George’s field and entry is free after RNA chairman Ted Annis raised the £1,800 needed to fund the event.

Pershore Town Council have also contributed to the event by waiving any hire fee for the use of the land.

A further £1,800 will be needed to be raised to ensure the event can be held in 2015 and donations can be made to RNA stewards with fund-raising buckets.

Visitors have been asked not to stand on the fields behind the swimming pool or football club as the area needs to be kept clear before any fireworks can be set off.

Bonfire Night itself on Wednesday (November 5) sees the return of the popular Evesham Town Council Bonfire and Firework Display on Corporation Meadow.

The gates open at 6.15pm, the bonfire is lit at 7.15pm and the fireworks, provided by Celebration Fireworks, begin at 7.45pm

Music will be provided by Evesham Hospital Radio and tickets are £3 for adults and £2 for children (aged five to 16) and on sale at the tourist information centre at the Almonry.

On the same night the Angel Inn, Pershore will host it’s annual Bonfire, Fireworks and Live Music Night.

The fun kicks off at 5pm while the bonfire will be lit at 6pm before the Fireworks Extravaganza gets underway at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £3 for adults and £1 for children and can be purchased from the reception at the Angel Inn on the High Street.

The packed programme of events concludes with displays and entertainment at the Fleece Inn in Bretforton next Saturday (November 8) from 6pm.

A more traditional way to celebrate bonfire night is being offered with a roaring fire, stationary engines, hand bells and vintage Tilley lanterns.