Bonfire and Firework Displays In Bolton
9th October 2010
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Remember Remember the 5th of November, Bonfire night in Bolton has always been great, with ad-hoc bonfires popping up in pub beer gardens to organised fabulous firework displays at Leverhulme park. Whatever you enjoy you cant go wrong in Bolton for your bonfire night events.

Bonfire Night for me in Bolton started so early with all the mums, dads and kids collecting bonfire wood and storing it on the garage roof's until it was time to build the street bonfire. All the families made something to eat and it was one big round of yummy food, great fun and late nights. Even better if it fell on the weekend. And this year it does just that, November 5th is a Friday Night so even more reason to get involved.

Bolton Council will be hosting a great event at Leverhulme Park on Thursday 4th November 2010. A funfair will open at 5pm and the evening will culminate with a fantastic firework display set to music from 8pm.

Bolton Sailing Club are holding a joint Halloween and Bonfire event on Saturday 30th October starting at 7pm. 

The Red Lion Pub, Four Lane Ends will be holding a firework display and family funfair on 6th November

Hollywood Road Sports and Social Club Firework Display, 6th November 2010 contact 01204 842 043 for more details.

There are also lots of Bonfire and Firework events taking place around Bolton and these are listed below

Redbanks Scout Club Annual Fireworks and Bonfire, Chorley

Heaton Park Bonfire and Firework Display, Bury

More and more events will be being added as the day approaches so be sure to check out our events page regularly for new events that are added and if you know of a Firework Display you want promoting, then you can add it free of charge at thebestofbolton events section.

Well now for the serious bit. Bonfire Night can be such fun and with a few small safety precautions you can be certain taht everyone stays safe. We all remember being told about the firework code when we were younger, well not much has changed and these few simple rules can help us all really stay safe. For more in depth information, have a look on Bolton Council's website

Remember The Firework Code- Before It Explodes


  1. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
  2. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
  3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
  4. Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back.
  5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
  6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
  7. Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
  8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
  9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.
  10. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

Bonfire Night in Bolton wouldnt be the same without some yummy recipies to try at home


Treacle Toffee Recipe

450g brown cane sugar
450g black treacle 
25g butter 
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Cooking Instructions: 
Put the treacle into a saucepan with the sugar and butter, and heat gently until melted. Then bring to the boil and stir until it breaks crisp when tested in cold water. (drop a small piece into the water and if it holds its shape completely then it is ready).

Flavour with the vanilla, pour into a greased tin and break into pieces when cold.

And Finally....

If residents see a bonfire that they believe could be dangerous being built on private land then they are asked to ring the fire safety helpline on 0800 555815.

thebestofbolton would like to wish you a very safe and enjoyable Bolton Bonfire Night xx

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