Fireworks display saved. Note the date: Friday 2 Nov

Whaley Bridge’s annual fireworks display, which earlier this year faced closedown, has been saved. Whaley Bridge Town Council has agreed additional financial support for the event, which a group of local people is organising for Friday 2 November.

The group presented a business plan to the council, which has agreed to underwrite the popular event.  In the past, Round Table volunteers have worked  hard  to put on the November highlight, but after last year’s display announced that shortage of members and volunteers meant that they could not continue.

An SOS from the council set members of other organisations in Whaley Bridge discussing options.   The result was the small group, which has produced the survival plan.

On Friday 2 November, the public will be able to see a dazzling display from the Bowling Club.  Fireworks will be ignited in the field at the adjacent Whaley Bridge Primary School.

Sam Gray, secretary of the new fireworks group said: “It’s fantastic news that the town council have agreed to support our efforts to run a safe, professional and fabulous fireworks display. Everything is coming together – we’ve got fireworks, venue, schoolchildren involved with a lantern parade, music, dancers, stalls and food.  We’ll certainly be having the famous Whaleyburgers, first introduced at W3. Put the date in your diaries!”

Watch the website for more news and pictures about plans for the Fabulous Fireworks on Friday 2 November.

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