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Year of lockdowns ends in fireworks (and bonfire)

Congleton’s popular bonfire and firework display is back, taking place in Congleton Park on Saturday, 6th November.

The event, which attracts thousands of local people, had to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

The Rotary Club of Congleton, organisers for over 30 years, said that public displays were safer and featured bigger and better commercial fireworks than those available for individual parties held in gardens.

On the night, the gates to the park will open at 5pm. As well as the fireworks, attractions will include fairground rides, stalls and refreshments.

At 6pm a torchlight procession through the park will herald the start of the evening, when the bonfire will be lit.

As in previous years, there will be a display for families and young children, with fireworks chosen to provide fewer loud bangs. This will take place at 6.30pm.

After the children’s show, there will be a short interlude until 7.30pm, when the main display takes place. This allows time to enjoy the fun of the numerous fairground rides, sideshows and the refreshment stalls.

The main display will last at least 20 minutes and feature spectacular aerial fireworks.
Tickets purchased on the night are £8 for adults and £6 for children.

Advance tickets can be purchased from now until the event at Congleton Information Centre at the town hall. The price is £6 per adult and £4 for children over five and under 12. U5s are free.

After expenses, all the money raised from the event is used by Rotary Congleton to support its work in the local community.

Star Fireworks has provided the fireworks at the event for many years.

The company works with many high profile clients throughout the UK, and all its professional display crews are trained to British Pyrotechnists Association accreditation.

Star Fireworks is the current holder of the National Firework Championship “best of the best” title.
(Photo: Rotary).


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