It’s nearly Bonfire Night!
After Guy Fawkes didn’t blow up Parliament on 5 November 1605, England marks the occasion by, um, letting off fireworks and generally having a good burn up.
I’ll just give you a minute to square that circle.
OK? Made your peace? Glossed over the gross historical inaccuracy and whipped up your firework enthusiasm? Jolly good.
Rather contradictory though Bonfire Night is, I still love fireworks, pyrotechnics and bonfires, and I bet you do too! Here’s the list of West Surrey’s fireworks displays:
Saturday 31 October:
Ripley Bonfire, from 7.10pm
Warlingham, from 6pm, at the John Fisher Sports Club
Sandhurst, from 6pm, at the Memorial Park
Frimley, from 5pm, at the Pine Ridge Golf Course, tickets £7 adults and £3 children.
Sunday 1 November
Godalming, Low Bangs Fireworks Party (organised by the NCT) from 4pm at Guildford Rugby Club, £3 per family
Mytchett, from 5pm, at the Mytchett Community Centre, £4 adults, £2 children
Thursday, 5 November
Guildford, with the procession leaving Tunsgate at 7.30pm and fireworks in Stoke Park at 8.30pm. Donations welcome!
Camberley, from 5pm, at Orchard Campus, £5 adults, £3 children
Goldsworth Park, from 6pm, at Beaufort Primary School, £15 family ticket, individuals £4, preschoolers free.
Normandy, procession from Hunts Hill Carp Park at 6.30pm, fireworks at approximately 7.20pm at the Manor Fruit Farm. Free entry, donations welcome.
Friday, 6 November
Kingston, from 6.30pm at Kingsmeadow Stadium, £4 in advance, £5 on the night.
Walton, from 6pm, at New Berry Lane Children’s Centre
Pirbright, from 5.30pm, at Pirbright Village Primary School, £5 for adults, £3.50 for children in advance, £6 for adults, £5 for children on the night.
Saturday, 7 November
Woking, from 6pm, in Woking Park. Tickets £6.
Chiddingfold, candlelight procession at 7pm from St Mary’s Primary School, bonfire at Chiddingfold Green from 7.30pm. Free, with processional candles for sale at £5 each. All proceeds help support the area’s elderly community.
Epsom, from 5.30pm, at Hook Road Arena. Tickets £5 in advance, £7.50 on the night.
Aldershot, from 5.30pm, at Manor Park. £6 adults, £2 children in advance; £7 and £3 on the night.
Yateley, from 6pm, at Westfields Junior School. £3 adults, £1.50 children in advance; £4 and £2 on the night.
Cranleigh, from 1pm, with fireworks at 8pm, on the Common.
If you’re having your own firework display this year, please read our blog about firework safety here.
There are great Bonfire Night celebrations happening all over Surrey – I really hope there’s one near you!
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