Jubilympics hits Newport in time for Guy Fawkes pageant
10:56 26 October 2012
GOLDEN memories of a great British summer are set to be recaptured at a Jubilympic firework pageant at Newport village on Monday night.
The annual village Guy Fawkes pageant, on November 5, is renowned for its noisy interpretation of historical events. Previous events have celebrated the Battle of Britain and the sinking of the Spanish armada.
But this year the pageant’s organisers have been spoiled for choice with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as well London’s “massively successful” hosting of the Olympic Games all happening within a few weeks of each other, says the events manager Roger Cameron.
The Jubilympics, he says, will seek to recapture the memories of those glorious days with another dazzling show by Essex Pyrotechnics, which is based in Newport and is one of the country’s premier fireworks display companies.
Spectators can also expect to see a dramatic reference to the loss of the Titantic, which sank 100 years ago with the tragic loss of 1,500 lives in April 15th 1912.
Mr Cameron said: “The Newport Firework Display is the biggest social event in the parish calendar. The event has been held successfully for more than 20 years and attracts approximately 3,000 people. All of the proceeds go to local charities including scouts and cub packs, St John Ambulance and St Mary The Virgin parish church.”
To ease congestion traffic entering Frambury Lane leading to the recreation ground will be restricted from about 5.30pm, until the end of the display at about 8.30pm. Access for residents will be via a one way system entering Frambury Lane from London Road opposite the Central Garage and exiting via Wicken Road. Access to Cherry Garden Lane will be via Wicken Road.
Spectators in cars will be directed to special parking areas provided at Newport Grammar School, The Potteries in London Road and the Common if weather permits.
Tickets priced at £4 for adults and £3 for children, under the age of 14, can be purchased ahead of the event at Saffron Walden Tourist Information Office, the White Horse and Coach and Horses public houses in Newport, Newport Club, Newport Village Stores and Newport Post Office.
Tickets bought on the night will cost £5 for an adult and £4 for a child.
Gates at the Newport Recreation Ground will be open from 6.30pm with the display due to start promptly at 7.30pm.