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Nights are drawing in and the clocks have gone back, with Halloween and Half Term both just behind us, we have another exciting annual event, Bonfire Night.
Again like Halloween, Bolton is fantastic place to celebrate Bonfire Night with lots of local organsied events for you to take part in.
First and early as always and to get us in the mood we have the Bradshaw Cricket Club Firework Display and this year it is their 40th display and are promising it to be bigger and better than ever.
The Last Drop Village in Bolton are holding a Family Firework Display for families with the theme of Halloween. Get dressed up in your Halloween costumes and come along and enjoy the thrills of a fantastic firework display.
Leverhulme Park is holding its annual Firework Display on Friday 4th November with a family funfair and FREE entrance.
Farnworth Cricket Club is holding a family bonfire and firework display on 4th November
Westhoughton Cricket Club will be holding a Firework Display on Friday 4th November and is a ticket only event. More details of this event can be found by contacting the club on 01942 812437
The Red Lion Pub, Four Lane Ends will be holding a Firework Display and Family Fun Fair from 5pm FIREWORKS OFF AT 8.30 , BAR AND DJ TILL 1AM
Hollywood Road Sports and Social Club will be holding a Firework display that will be bigger and better than ever on November 5th. More details and to purchase tickets here
If fireworks are all a little bit noisy for you and your family. Why not head off to Bolton Museum on 5th November between 10am-3.30 where you can enjoy their Big Book Bonanza with the theme of Bonfire. This is a FREE event with no booking required.
Food and Drink
If you love Bonfire Night and all its trimmings then make sure head over to Hunters The Bakers and Son to sample their famour Parkin and Treacle Toffee, a real treat not to be missed.
Carrs Pasties and Hunters The Bakers can provide all the food you require for your bonfire night get together. With an amazing selection of pasties and pies you really will not need to go to any trouble at all to give your guests fantastic food.
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
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
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.
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
Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back.
Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.
Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.
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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