02 November 2019 16:32
With an early start time, this stunning fireworks show is perfect to take the little ones along to. The display will feature new fire and light acts, Flameoz and Halo, which will serve as appetisers for the main show. Tickets: £9 in advance £10 at the gates This 20-minute display is more demure than its London city counterparts due to the animals which live in the park, however, still promises a beautiful show. Strong winds and rain across Essex may disappoint families who have planned to go to a fireworks shows this evening. An event due to be held this evening in Bishops Stortford is the first in the county to cancel due to the weather conditions.
Parsonage Hall announced the decision to not go ahead tonight on Facebook just after 11am, (Saturday, November 2). The post said: "Fireworks tonight cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Essex for strong winds expected until this evening. The 14-hour weather warning may affect other bonfire night events scheduled across the county. Stay tuned to our live blog below for any updates on bonfire night events: FIREWORKS will light up the sky above East Lothian over five days this week.
Being held at Polson Park, the public are encouraged to arrive from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. The event is free to attend, although donations are welcome. Light-up toys are going to be on sale to help fundraise for next year's display. Saturday is Haddington's turn to host its fireworks spectacular. Tickets for the procession are £5 – which includes entry to the firworks display at Whittingehame Drive – are available from Betty's on High Street.
The bonfire will be lit at 6pm and the fireworks display gets under way at 6.30pm. In Humbie, the display is being held in the field next to the Humbie Hub. Mulled wine and a variety of food will be on offer at the event, which begins at 4.15pm. The fireworks display at Cockenzie and Port Seton is being held at the site of the former Cockenzie Power Station. The viewing area for the fireworks, which begin at 7pm, is on the grass verge between the station fencing and the B1348. Organisers are encouraging people to walk to the event, although car parking will be available in the old power station car park. The event is free but there will be a bucket collection on the night for East Lothian Foodbank. On Guy Fawkes Night itself on Tuesday, attention turns to Musselburgh and North Berwick. Musselburgh's fireworks display is being held at Fisherrow Links, starting at 7.30pm. The event is free to attend. For health and safety reasons, organisers ask that the public do not bring their own fireworks and sparklers to the event. The yacht clubhouse and Seabird Centre will both be open on the night. How Verizon Media and our partners bring you better ad experiences To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you. Like Verizon Media, our partners may also show you ads that they think match your interests. Learn more about how Verizon Media collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data. Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices. However, as Bonfire Night approaches, there is one group of campaigners who deserve our congratulations. Will you be marking Bonfire Night? The message about the distress that fireworks cause to animals and wildlife seems to be getting through. So much so that supermarket giant Sainsbury's has announced it won't be selling any fireworks this year. Asda, Morrisons and Tesco were hot on the heels, announcing they will be offering special ranges of 'quiet' fireworks. The Co-op has not sold fireworks for five years. A debate has started about the sale and use of fireworks. But back to GFN (Guy Fawkes Night). The fact that displays are no longer confined to this one night of the year is at the root of the problems. Animal owners were already complaining about fireworks being let off before we reached November. Ban fireworks as Halloween marks start of Bonfire 'Fortnight' hell – Yorkshire Post Letters Nobody seems able to have a bit of a gathering these days without sending at least £500 worth of fireworks up in smoke in their back gardens. Do firework displays need better regulation? Rather than letting off fireworks, we spent the week before stuffing straw into a hessian sack and dressing a Guy (as in Fawkes) in old clothes to throw in a wheelbarrow and take around the village. Whatever night November 5 fell on, that is when our bonfire would take place. Until the blessed Millennium celebrations nobody would have dreamt of letting off fireworks on New Year's Eve either. And knowing about fireworks being let off also means that animal owners can arrange to stay in. It's sad that, on top of people's lack of courtesy towards neighbours, another nail in the coffin of Bonfire Night (as us rose-tinted spectacle brigade remember it) is health and safety. But increasingly, there are just too many hoops for organisers of small, community events to jump through. Many modern municipal events seem to miss out the bonfire altogether and just let the fireworks off. Call me old-fashioned, but it's not Bonfire Night without a bonfire. According to the Dogs Trust, a survey found that over half of the British public think fireworks should be limited to public displays only. This line of thinking is easy to understand but some small-scale displays bring real joy to people who couldn't get out to bigger events. The old folks' home my late grandmother used to live in always put on the most magnificent display. It was held, without fail, on November 5 – the residents would have read the owner the riot act about any other night being just plain wrong. Well done everyone for bringing Bonfire Night under the spotlight, but please protect proper old-fashioned community bonfires from having cold water poured on them (so long as they're only ever held on November 5).