Bonfire and Fireworks on the WestwoodThu 4th October 2018
The Beverley Westwood Lions Club is busy organising the Bonfire and Fireworks annual display to be held on Monday, 5th November on the Beverley Westwood Common. The Bonfire will be lit by the President of the Lions Club, Alan Blenkharn, with the assistance from the Mayor, Coun. Bryan Pearson. The professional Fireworks display will follow at 7.30pm. There will be food stalls, activities and children’s rides on the evening and a bucket collection will be made to help cover the costs of the fireworks and numerous expenses of organising such a large event – about £7000 is required.
The annual event commemorates the Gunpowder Plot, which took place over four hundred years ago, one of the key events in British history, has close associations with the East Riding. Three of the plotters, Thomas Percy, Christopher Wright and John Wright were from the East Riding of Yorkshire, as was Sir Thomas Knyvett, the man who led the soldiers who discovered Guy Fawkes. November 5th was one of chief communal festivities of the East Riding, a time of bell ringing, bonfires and feasts.
So come and enjoy a great night out safely!
Santa’s sleigh is being checked over and maintained in readiness for several outings in the town over the Christmas period – the first outing is at the Switch-On of the Christmas lights on Friday, 23rd November and at the Food Festival at the Minister Saturday, 24th November