Fireworks Night Party


The first Fireworks Night Party was held on 6 November 2015.  It was so well supported and enjoyed by young and not so young alike that it is now established in the calendar as an annual event.

The party is held in the grounds of New Horizons School, Fallow Fields Grove.  It starts at 6:30 pm with the professional firework display starting about 7:30.  Refreshments are available, including a BBQ selling hot dogs and burgers at very good prices (be advised:  don’t have too big a tea and arrive in plenty of time to spoil yourselves on the goodies).

Everyone is invited to come along and help “light up the Longbarn sky”.  Just bring your “oohs” and aahs”.

Remember, the best views of the fireworks are from the school’s grounds and that’s where the entertainment and goodies are.

Pet owners will not need reminding that most pets aren’t fans of fireworks and will make appropriate arrangements.

This year’s party was held on Friday 4 November 2016.  Despite the rotten weather, the night was very well supported and enough money was raised to enable us to have another next year.

Even though “the weather gods” weren’t smiling, the crowd certainly was.

Once again, the Fireworks Night Party was a great success for Longbarn, with a roughly estimated 800 to 1,000 people turning up to watch and enjoy the display, the burgers, hot-dogs, cakes. hot drinks and even the music provided by our very own DJ (“Teknow*Man”, aka Dermott Lappin) .

Despite the weather, Allan Bradshaw and his team of intrepid fireworks masters battled the elements to give us another fabulous show.  Well done you guys and gals.  Much appreciated.

Thanks are also due to our good friends from Greencore who provided and cooked the burgers and hot-dogs.  They worked so hard and the grub was delicious.

Most importantly, LRA would sincerely like to thank everyone who braved the rain showers for coming along and for taking the short delay in the start of the display with such good humour.  Everyone recognised that fireworks and rain are not natural good friends.  The crowd made all the efforts worthwhile.

Finally, and at risk of sounding like a script from an awards ceremony, the LRA Social Committee would like to thank the resident volunteers who put in a good deal of work to plan and stage the event, and for cleaning up and packing away afterwards in one of the worst downpours of the day.

All in all, a great night, a superb team effort and another feather in the cap for Longbarn.

See you next year.


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