Bonfire night stems back to 1605 when Guy Fawkes failed in his attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In celebration people lit bonfires all around the Capital, and since then November 5th has become a day when we all celebrate the plots failure by burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire and by putting on fireworks displays around the country.
If you are looking at celebrating fireworks in style this year, there is no better place to celebrate than in Sutton. Carshalton, in the borough of Sutton, hosts one of the largest charity firework events in the South East of England, with around 15,000 spectators enjoying the event each year hosted by the Carshalton’s Round Table. The event is in its 59th year and will be held on Saturday 5th November at Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road – gates open at 5pm and the display starts at 7pm, and the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm. For more information on tickets and parking please follow this link.
If you are looking for some pre-fireworks fun then pop in to our Carshalton Beeches branch where we will be giving out balloons, glow bands and hot chocolate between 4pm and 6pm on the night. You will also have the chance to enter a raffle where you could win some great prizes. Children will also be given the opportunity to win a £10 book voucher by entering a colouring competition. If you don’t have a colouring-in entry form, just pop in and pick one up from the branch and bring it with you on the night.