Volunteers from the school advertise the evening's entertainment as well as collecting for the event. Throughout the day several groups took part.
Late afternoon and the school's playing field looks peaceful!
The eco-friendly bonfire - waste wood only - all designed to burn with the minimum of smoke. There is one object on the fire that will not burn but no one knows about it at this stage.....
A preview of some of the fireworks
The 'plunger' used to start the display
For the fourth year running the display will be set off using electric ignition.
Our engineers wiring the fireworks - as usual the control box is disconnected so this work is safe.
Daylight is fading and the scene is almost set.
But with a bigger display than ever the final wiring is done by torchlight. The crowd are gathering unaware the display is not ready. Will it be ready by the 6.30 deadline....?
Have we ever let you down? At 6.30 on the dot a lucky winner of the raffle presses the plunger to start the display.
The firework team this year were Robin Bowles, Richard Lelliott, Cliff Preston & Ken Oak. Professional assistance was provided by Aurora.
The bonfire has been a great success, burned well and kept the crowd warm on a chilly but fine evening - all thanks to Adrian Jessop and his team. Almost everything had burned ...... except a fire door put on by mistake!
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