Bonfire and firework displays in Tamworth
BONFIRE weekend is upon us and Tamworth and its surrounding villages have a host of firework and bonfire events planned.
Around 20,000 people are expected to turn out to Tamworth's fireworks extravaganza which will light up the sky over the Castle Grounds this evening.
The free display is now in its fifth year and the fun will begin in the Castle Grounds at 6pm with a funfair, fire performers and free face painting to entertain the crowds, as well as food stalls, family activities and a sparkler zone.
Drayton Manor will be hosting their popular 20-minute firework displays set to music which will start at 7pm on both Saturday November 3 and Sunday November 4.
Standard park admission costs apply, with no extra charge for the fireworks.
Pre-booking is cheaper and visitors to the park can stay all day and enjoy the fireworks too.
Piccadilly Community Association will be holding their annual bonfire today on the recreation ground by the Piccadilly Community Centre on Perryman Drive.
The event is free and as well as the bonfire and fireworks there will be a large selection of hot refreshments as well as teas and coffees served inside the centre where there will also be a tombola.
The fire will be lit around 6.30pm and the fireworks display will start at about 7pm.
Saturday will also see a firework display at Elford Hall Gardens. Gates will open at 5pm and the bonfire will be lit at 5.30pm with fireworks following at around 7pm.
There will be food, drink, entertainment and activities for children. Prices are £6 for adults or £3 for children over five.
Tickets are available from Whittington Post Office, S & J Music, Bird Street, Lichfield and The Peel Cafe, Market Street, Tamworth. There will be a free glow stick for the first 300 children.
Sheepy Magna playing fields will be the venue for the village's annual bonfire on Saturday. There will be a large bonfire and professional fireworks as well as hot food, mulled wine and soft drinks.
Gates open at 6pm and tickets cost £10 per family or £5 per adult and £1 per child under 16.
Austrey annual village bonfire and fireworks display is also to be held today in the village playing field.
The event will include a licensed bar and burgers.
The bonfire will be lit at 7pm with a fireworks display at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children and are available from Austrey Post Office and The Bird In Hand pub.
The All Saints Day fireworks and bonfire at Polesworth Abbey will begin at 7pm on Sunday November 4. Tickets can be purchased from the village Spar shop or the Abbey office: £10 for a family (2 adults and 3 children), £5 for adults.
On Monday November 5, The Old Crown pub in Wigginton will be holding a bonfire and fireworks display helped by Tamworth Round Table who will be marshalling the event and running a barbecue.
The event will begin at 6.30pm with fireworks beginning at 7pm. Entrance is £1 for adults, 50p for children and £2 for families.
All of the proceeds from the event will be distributed to local groups and individuals in need.
Send your bonfire/fireworks pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. A selection of the best will be featured in next week's Herald.