Poll: Is October 20 too early for a fireworks display?

PUBLISHED: 14:10 05 October 2012 | UPDATED: 14:19 05 October 2012

Fireworks. ©Copyright Lee Blanchflower Photography 2011.

Fireworks. ©Copyright Lee Blanchflower Photography 2011.

©Lee Blanchflower Photography 2011

A north Norfolk parish council has organised its annual bonfire and fireworks display more than two weeks ahead of the traditional date of November 5.

And while most communities will be celebrating the big day during the weekend before, Blakeney Parish Council has decided to host its display as early as this month.

The village’s annual end of season Bonfire and Fireworks Event 2012 will take place on October 20, amid fears of high tides.

Parish council clerk Tracey Bayfield said the event would be “only a little earlier” than previous years because the tide had worked against them this year.

“We normally hold the event during the end of the school half term,” she said.

“And although I think it will have an affect on the numbers who come to the event, at the end of the day we call it an end of season event as it’s as much for the local people as it is the tourists.”

Mrs Bayfield added that by not bringing the date forward it would have been “a gamble not worth taking” in case the high tides prevented the fireworks being lit.

The display will be held on the Carnser Car Park, at Blakeney Quayside.

There will be a barbecue from 5pm, the lighting of the bonfire at 7pm and the fireworks display, put on by Premiere Fireworks, at 7.30pm. There will also be hot food, refreshments toffee apples, rides, a tombola, glow sticks, a musical organ from Thursford, and free car parking at the village hall.

This year’s chosen beneficiary is Blakeney Primary and a group from the school will assist with the event on the evening.

● For more information ring Mrs Bayfield on 01263 741106, or email at, or visit

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  • Was the Jubilee, and SheringhamCromer carnival also too early? I say, whilst yes, this coverage has probably boosted by this coverage, should a village not be allowed to hold a charity fundraiser without this sort of questioning from the local press. The NNN does have some very worthy polls, this is not one of them, sorry.

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    Callum Ringer

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

  • Yes, but it won't stop the maniacs who have no regard for animals, domesticated or wild, and have never considered their neighbours

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    Friday, October 5, 2012

  • Well, I guess asking questions like this only goes to back up the words of a certain former EDP columnist this morning. "Dumming Down"

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    Jonny Boggis

    Friday, October 5, 2012

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