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Torches and Fireworks Burn Brightly as Guildford Celebrates Bonfire Night

Published on: 5 Nov, 2012
Updated on: 6 Nov, 2012

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Crowds flocked into Guildford to celebrate Bonfire Night on Monday (November 5).

Hundreds took part in the torch-light procession that started from outside the Guildhall at 7.45pm.

The torchlit procession leaves the Guildhall for Stoke Park.

Led by the Mayor of Guildford, Jennifer Jordan, with the Littlehampton Nautical Training Corps’ band, the procession made its way to Stoke Park via the upper High Street and London Road, arriving at about 8.15pm.

Bryony and Aimee with their torches.

Meanwhile, thousands had gathered in the park to see the firework fiesta organised by Guildford Lions. Eagle radio’s Peter Gordon was once again the MC, his commentary being broadcast over a PA system.

He reminded those gathered that this was the 10th successive fireworks fiesta run by the Lions club. All proceeds from the event will go to a number of local charities including Disability Challengers, the Prostate Project, Guildford Action and KatCanDo – the Frimley Appeal for Cancer Patients.

The fireworks light up the night sky in Stoke Park.

The expectant and excited crowd joined Peter Gordon in the countdown and then, to the sound of Fanfare For The Common Man, the fireworks spectacular began, lighting up the night sky for about 20 minutes.

However, when everyone thought the last of the fireworks had faded away, it was announced a finale would follow sponsored by loclly based internet hosting firm Memset. And so the crowd was treated to another burst of pyrotechnics all to the sound of Rule Britannia, blasting out from the PA.

Another successful well organised evening on a clear night that certainly brought out the crowds and will hopefully raise funds for the local charities supported by the Guildford Lions.

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