Will You Attend A Fireworks Displays On Bonfire Night?

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gaz

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As well as setting of your own mighty stash, will you be also attend a public display on this day?

Depending on my local dates and if i have chance after my 200 plus rockets lol, I will attend my local Berwick display, i am although im intrigued to go visit the Solihull round table display. Let us know you local display name.
 

zephieish

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Usually go to Weston Park depending on what day it's on.

But haven't been to a display on the 5th itself for a long time now!

It's on Sunday 8th this year so will definitely be attending again :)

For all those local/can travel to Telford: Bonfire & Fireworks | Weston Park
 
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Somersetpyro

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Might see about going down to Oak, they always do a nice one and all the money raised goes towards the local school.
 
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Dan12

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Theres usually quite a few in Liverpool, but tbh as much as I love a good display (and these are usually really good displays), id rather spend the night in the garden doing our own fireworks, bonfire and watching everyone elses :)
 
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zephieish

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Same here Dan, can't remember the last time we missed our own 5th Nov evening.

Great to catch a few before and after the 5th though, make the most of it!
 
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pyro-rob

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Not on the 5th it's self as I will have a small and cheap selection box. But I will go to my local free firework display in Bradley stoke followed by my own fireworks
 

Dan12

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Same here Dan, can't remember the last time we missed our own 5th Nov evening.

Great to catch a few before and after the 5th though, make the most of it!
Yeah! They all seem to be on the 5th unfortunatly though round here, we used to have a Halloween lantern carnival thing on halloween with a nice fireworks finale but thats been cancelled this year. I suppose 7 displays at Southport musical fireworks championships next weekend makes up for the loss of displays on bonfire night ;)
 

Somersetpyro

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wouldn't go to one on BFN itself, got to have your own :D
Think Oak will be on the 7th this year, or Halloween maybe
 

Firey Dave

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We have a big display every year in Ipswich, supposedly the largest or one of the largest in East anglia, it's a big Halloween do this year, fun fair music costumed actors and fire performers and more, it's a big event. Shall take my wife and daughter if the weather is fine
 

Alexs21

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Their is a couple near me but I don't really go to then any more. When I did it only usually lasted 5mins but you can go other places for some good displays
 

AnthonyUKpyro

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I don't like organised displays for these reasons here's why;

Sparklers are a strong no-no at 99% of public events (only 1% allow them but this isn't standard practice),

Crowded viewing areas,

Horrendous queues for food/drink,

And horrendous food drink and fairground ride prices.

Those put me off. I prefer home displays at friends houses. They are better if well organised and sorted and it's a more pleasurable experience ;)
 
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Alexs21

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Having your own is much better then you can control what to set off and get what fireworks you want which is a lot of the fun :)
 
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I always enjoy a good public display, for the atmosphere mainly.
I like choosing and setting everything up though.
Both are a different experience and they are both fun in their own ways. You can't substitute one with another.
 

Fireworkj

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Normally go Lewes in East sussex they have a massive bonfire night with a big parade of drummers and people dressed up carring torches and big firework display amazing night out but not this year
 

Pyrodave1.3

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4th of november i will be firing some rockets then on the 5th,6th,7th i am working with a professional fireworks display crew doing 3 displays in 3 days so a very busy november for me :)
 
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Firey Dave

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4th of november i will be firing some rockets then on the 5th,6th,7th i am working with a professional fireworks display crew doing 3 displays in 3 days so a very busy november for me :)
Awesome, playing with big displays. My local firework specialist were advertising for a member of staff to join their team in the shop and to be trained for firing pro displays, I was gutted my home life commitments wouldn't allow for their working hours at the time
 

Pyrodave1.3

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Awesome, playing with big displays. My local firework specialist were advertising for a member of staff to join their team in the shop and to be trained for firing pro displays, I was gutted my home life commitments wouldn't allow for their working hours at the time
Thats a bummer! Can be hard to get onto a crew nowadays but usually if you keep your eyes and ears pealed and are quick you usually get on crews round about this time of year, Just remember it dosent need to be a full time thing, can be kind of part time also so it fits in with family commitments :)
 

Firey Dave

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Thats a bummer! Can be hard to get onto a crew nowadays but usually if you keep your eyes and ears pealed and are quick you usually get on crews round about this time of year, Just remember it dosent need to be a full time thing, can be kind of part time also so it fits in with family commitments :)
it was a few years ago, i was a stay at home dad at the time and my wifes working patterns would've made working weekends an issue, the position was on a full time time basis as the shop is a year round business