Bexhill's fireworks extravaganza to go ahead

Bexhill's annual fireworks display and Guy Fawkes festivities will be going ahead next month as normal.

Friday, 19th October 2018, 10:14 am
Updated Friday, 19th October 2018, 10:15 am
Last years display. Picture by JTP Photography SUS-170811-104910001

There were fears that the popular event at Galley Hill would be cancelled this year, putting the equally as popular Christmas lights switch-on in jeopardy.

But thousands of residents rallied round organisers Shining Lights to get next month’s event up and running.

This year’s fireworks event is on Sunday, November 11 at Galley Hill from 4pm to 8pm.

The fireworks display starts from 6.45pm, which will be a pyromusical one.

Other attractions will include children’s fairground rides, plenty of food vendors, bouncy castles, face painting and live entertainment.

Mike Matthews, managing director of Shining Lights, said: “Our fireworks display will be a special commemoration marking Armistice Day and 100 years since the end of the First World War.

“It will also honour those who fell in both world wars.

“The Last Post will also be played.

“Thousands of people from the Bexhill public have supported us to get the fireworks event going.

“We would also like to personally thank Bexhill’s mayor Abul Azad and Councillor Jimmy Carroll.

“Both of these men along with Jeff Penfold, our health and safety consultant, have given up so much of their time to get these events on the calender in 2018.”

At last year’s event thousands of people were wowed by the fireworks extravaganza at Galley Hill.

All money raised on the night went towards providing Christmas lights for Bexhill town centre.

Last year’s event saw around 8,000 visitors.

This year, Shining Lights is holding its Christmas lights switch-on and market on Friday, November 30.

Shining Lights has been responsible for organising Bexhill’s Christmas decorations every year since 2015.

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