Firework Displays & Bonfire Night - Guernsey Guide 2013
1st November 2013
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The 5th of November is nearly upon us so thebestof Guernsey has compiled the following guide on local Bonfire Night events, firework displays, DIY kits, and firework safety tips.

If you have a community Bonfire / Firework event let us know and we'll add it to our guide:


Friday 1st November:

La Houguette PTA Bonfire Night

La Houguette PTA are holding their annual Bonfire Night at the school. Hot food includes homemade bean jar, soup & hot dogs. There will also be mulled wine, teas, coffee and a tuck shop in their marquee tent on sale from 5.30pm. Glow sticks will also be for sale.

The bonfire will be lit at 6pm and a raffle will be held so one lucky child has the opportunity to start the fantastic fireworks display at approximately 6.45pm.

Entrance - £3 per person so bring your wellies and wrap up warm, a great evening for all the family. (The hot line if it is has to be cancelled is 12038)

Monday 4th November:

SAINTS Football Club Bonfire Night: Food from 6.30pm. Guy Competition 7pm. Fire lit 7.15pm. Firework Display 7.30pm
Bar open from 6.30 - retiring collection - entry fee. (no parking at BPL) 

Tuesday 5th November:

2nd Guernsey Scout Group Bonfire Night: (click link for full details)
Hot food and drinks from 5.45pm. Bonfire lighting at 6.30pm & fireworks to follow. 

Guernsey Rugby Club Firework Display, Footes Lane:
Fireworks night at the Guernsey Rugby club on Tuesday 5th, starting at 7.30pm but get there early, plenty to do before.

Gates open at 6pm with a Guy Fawkes competition at 6.30pm. The fire will be lit at 7pm with fireworks starting at 7.15pm. Hot food and drinks will be available including burgers and beanjar and the bar will be open all night. Entry is free and there will be limited amounts of free parking too.

KGV, Rue Cohu: 6.30-7.30pm

Do It Yourself Firework Display Kits:
Want to fire your very own display? Standard Fireworks Guernsey has put together their own 'Do It Yourself Firework Display Kits' including rockets, catherine wheels, cakes, roman candles and sparklers. In addition, one of their qualified Pyrotechnics will come and inspect your site prior to the night. For further information, please see the Standard Fireworks Guernsey website.

Firework Safety:
If you are helping plan a public event or organising your own Fireworks Display, we recommend the following safety tips:

  • Use fireworks outdoors only 
  • Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them 
  • Always have water handy (A hose or bucket)
  • Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them 
  • Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses. 
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter." 
  • Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type 
  • Do not ever use homemade fireworks of illegal explosives: They can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the fire or local police. 

For more safety information, please see the British Pyrotechnists Association website. 

Animal Firework Safety:
Fireworks frighten animals so follow the GSPCA animal friendly firework code and protect your pets and the local wildlife.

GSPCA Animal Friendly Firework Code 

thebestof Guernsey wish you an enjoyable
bonfire and firework night.

Stay safe!


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