Dunmow Fireworks Display 2018 with music, candy floss, a giant bonfire, a bar and hot chocolate

Families enjoying firework fun. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Families enjoying firework fun. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Large crowds enjoyed seeing fireworks set off to music at Dunmow Recreation Ground on Saturday, November 3. As well as the 18-minute display and a giant bonfire, there was candy floss on sale, there was also a bar, mulled wine, hot chocolate and a barbecue. The event was organised by Great Dunmow Round Table, raising money for charities, community projects and good causes for the Dunmow and District community.

Families enjoying firework fun. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Families enjoying firework fun. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

The event was organised by Great Dunmow Round Table. The entry tickets, which were available online as well as on the gate, will go towards helping charities, community projects and good causes for the Dunmow and District community.

One of the organisers Irenee Van den Ende said: “We are proud once again to have presented the annual fireworks display for Dunmow, and this year the festivities were an even bigger event than in previous years. We are grateful to the community for supporting the event.”

Although many displays no longer have a Guy - or some have effigies of other people, including The Pope, the origin of Bonfire Night is to mark the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators were caught in the act of using gunpowder to try to blow up the King, James I, and the Houses of Parliament. The following year, an Act of Parliament designated November 5 as a day of thanksgiving.

Happy faces in the crowd. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Happy faces in the crowd. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

The bonfire made a spectacular sight. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The bonfire made a spectacular sight. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Families enjoying firework fun. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Families enjoying firework fun. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Families enjoying firework fun. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Families enjoying firework fun. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

The spirit in the sky. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The spirit in the sky. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

The Wow! Factor. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The Wow! Factor. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant


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