West Norfolk gets set for Fawkes in the Walks firework display in King’s Lynn

Fawkes in the Walks 2012 in King's Lynn - The Red Mount chapel has a background of fireworks, as the

Fawkes in the Walks 2012 in King's Lynn - The Red Mount chapel has a background of fireworks, as they light up the night sky. Picture; Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Thousands are expected to flock to King's Lynn for the annual Fawkes in the Walks firework display on Friday.

Deputy mayor Barry Ayres will light the bonfire at 6.30pm, while the main firework display is scheduled to begin at 8pm. There will be stalls and children's rides open in the park from 6pm.

West Norfolk council cabinet member Elizabeth Nockolds said: 'The Walks is a fantastic venue for this event and gives local families the opportunity to enjoy bonfire night in a controlled and safe environment.

'Every year I've been really impressed by the displays and there is always a great atmosphere. Hopefully, the recent bad weather won't interrupt everyone's fun this year.'

This year the new Tesco Extra Hardwick Road store has agreed to sponsor the event. Staff will be giving away food samples.

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Store manager Andy Holsten said: 'We are delighted to be able to sponsor this year's Fawkes in The Walks and support an event that is such a highlight in the King's Lynn calendar.'

The council-organised Fawkes in The Walks display, which is now in its fifth year, is free to attend.

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But charges may be made for other activities on the evening such as children's rides.

A voluntary collection will also be made on the night to help cover the costs of the event.

Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. People are advised not to bring pets to the park during the evening. Private fireworks are also not permitted in The Walks.

The borough council is also asking people not to bring wood for the fire as it will not be accepted.

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