2011 Fireworks events for south Bucks

Bucks Free Press: 2011 Fireworks events for south bucks 2011 Fireworks events for south bucks

FIREWORKS will be exploding across the skies of south Bucks over the coming days.

Here is a round-up of the organised events taking place across the area.

If you have any events you would like to add to this list, please email details to bfpnews@london.newsquest.co.uk

Friday, November 4

AMERSHAM: Amersham & Chiltern Rugby Club, Ash Grove, Weeden Lane. Fireworks start at 6.45pm. Family ticket £15, adult £5, children £3. There is a bar and hot food served. No sparklers please.

CHESHAM: Chesham United Football Club, Amy Lane. Chesham United Football Club is holding it's annual Best Guy contest for children in the area up to the age of 16. Children who bring a Guy will gain free entrance to the display. The winner will do the fireworks countdown with Mayor Derek Lacey. Gates open at 6pm, the fireworks display will start at 7.30pm. Entry is £6 for adults and £4 for children up to the age of 16.

GREAT KINGSHILL: Great Kingshill bonfire and fireworks display will take place in the field at the junction of Missenden Road and Cockpit Road. Gates open at 6pm, with fire lighting at 6.30pm and a display at 7pm. Tickets are available from the Spar and Cryers Hill Post Office. Tickets are £5, or 4 for £15 if brought in advance.

MARLOW: Foxes Piece School, Newfield Road, will kick off their fireworks display at 6pm. This is the 5th year the school has run the event and they promise a professionally fired display, great food and refreshments, and fairground rides. Adult tickets are £5, children £3

Saturday, November 5

AMERSHAM ON THE HILL: Amersham and Chesham Lions Club is holding their annual fireworks display at Amersham-on-the-Hill Cricket Club, Woodside Road. A BBQ and hot drinks will be available. Gates open at 6.15pm and the display will start from 7pm. Prices are £5 for adults, £2 for children. All profits go to charity.

BEACONSFIELD: Fireworks are being held at the Beaconsfield Cricket Club, Old Town. Food and Beverage stalls on the grounds including a hog roast and mulled wine. Tickets on the night, adults £5, children under 14 £4, family tickets £14. Tickets brought in advance Adults £4, children £2, family £12. You can book tickets and find out more at: www.beaconsfieldfireworks.co.uk Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7.10pm and the display will start at 7.45pm.

CHALFONT ST GILES: Stone Meadow in Chalfont St Giles hosts their 'Magic in the sky' event for the 42nd year running. Gates open at 6pm, the huge bonfire will be lit at 6.30 and the fireworks display will begin at 7pm. Prices for tickets brought in advance: adults £6, children £3, family £15. Ticket prices at the gate will be a pound more, family tickets will be £18. Advance tickets are available from the Olde Posthouse, The Pure Living Company, Village News and Mini Market, Yaldens, Three Horseshoes (Seer Green), and Nucleus Gallery (Chalfont St Peter) until 6pm on the day. All profits go to village Scouts and Guides. No sparklers please.

FLACKWELL HEATH: Fireworks display at Carrington Playing Fields at the end of Chapel Lane. There will be two grand fireworks displays the first starting at 6.45pm. There will be refreshments available including a BBQ and licensed bar. Children are encouraged to bring a Guy to burn on the bonfire, the winner could win a prize. Tickets can be brought in advance in local shops and schools at £5. At the gate will be £6, children under 5s go free. Contact carringtonpta@gmail.com for a booking form.

GREAT MISSENDEN: Fireworks will be held by 2010 Great British Fireworks Champions by Great Missenden School. Gates open at 5.30pm. There will be fair ground rides, refreshments, a tombola, and a licensed bar. Advance ticket prices, adults £5 (£6 on the gate), children £3 (£4 on the gate), family ticket which includes 2 adults and 3 children £15 (£20 on the gate). Tickets are available from the school office, Samways Newsagent and Cafe Twit. There will be free parking at Great Missenden Railway Station from 5.30pm. No sparklers please.

HIGH WYCOMBE: High Wycombe Round Table Fireworks event will be held at Four Ashes Field, Kingshill Road, Terriers. Gates open at 5pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6pm and the display will begin at 6.30pm. There will also be food and drink and a fantastic funfair. Family ticket per car on the night is £20 and if purchased in advance £15. You can find out more information at: www.hwrt.org

MARLOW: Longridge will host a joint fireworks and end of season party on Saturday, November 5. Gates open at 5.30pm, the fireworks start at 7.15 and will last 30 minutes. Gates will close at 9.30pm. A family ticket, for a family of four £20 (£26 on the gate) adults £8 (£10 on the gate) children £5 (£6 on the gate). Under 5s go free. Tickets are available from Longridge, from the Marlow Tourist Office and via www.longridge-uk.org.

MARLOW BOTTOM: Burford School will be hosting a fireworks display this Saturday, November 5. There will be stalls and refreshments available. Tickets brought in advance are priced, adults and teenagers £6, children £5. Family tickets (admits 4) are £20. All tickets brought at the gate will be £8. You can book tickets and find out more information at: www.marlowbottomfireworks.com

NAPHILL: The Crick will be hosting the annual fireworks display. Food and drink will be provided. Gates open at 6pm. Tickets can be brought at local shops and pubs.

PRESTWOOD: Prestwood, Kingshill & Misbourne Scouts host their annual fireworks display in Wren Davis Field, Wycombe Road. Gates open at 6.15pm. There will be a huge bonfire, refreshments and fantastic fireworks. Single tickets are £4 in advance (£5 at the gate), family tickets are £9 in advance (£12 on the gate). Tickets are available from J N P Estate Agents, the Post Office at Prestwood, Spar of Great Kingshill, and Samways of Great Missenden.

STOKENCHURCH: Stokenchurch Scouts & Guides are hosting a Firework Display on at Studley Green Community Centre.There is a free shuttle bus available from Kings Hotel from 5.45pm. Gates open at 6pm. the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks display will begin at 7pm. Refreshments provided in the form of hot dogs and there will be a tuck shop. Prices at the gate, adults £5, children £3.

STUDLEY GREEN: This annual display will be held by the Scouts and Guides at Studley Green Community Centre. There will be a professional display and a BBQ. Tickets can be purchased on the night.

Sunday, November 6

AMERSHAM: Winchmore Hill Cricket Club are hosting there annual display on the grounds in Horsemoor Lane,Winchmore Hill on Sunday, November 6. There will be a bar and a BBQ. Tickets are available at the gate, adults £5, children £3. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm.

BLEDLOW RIDGE: This display will take place at the field nect to the Boot P.H, Chinnor Road. There will be a superb display by Sonning Fireworks Ltd at 6pm, gates open at 4pm. Bar including mulled wine and hot food provided. Advance ticket preices are, adults £5 (£8 on the gate), children £3 (£5 on the gate), family tickets £14 (£22 on the gate). Tickets are available from The Country Store, Bedlow Ridge before mid-day on November 5 or by calling 01494 481524 no later than Friday 4th.

Saturday, November 12

PENN: Penn School is hosting their annual fireworks spectacular on Saturday, November 12. Mulled wine and refreshments will be available. Ticket prices are, adults £6, children under 16 £4, under 6 go free. Tickets are obtainable by calling the office on 01494 812139.

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7:42am Tue 1 Nov 11

dtap says...

So in spite of the 5th falling on a Saturday this year we still persist with this nonsense of a "firework season" on the 4th, the 6th, the 12th, etc. Guy Fawkes Night is always thrilling - I`m a big kid who`ll never tire of it - but what`s wrong with the 5th? That`s the night, and no other (" remember, remember "); and that`s just where the specialness lies. We don`t have Christmas on the 23rd, 28th and 30th: the actual day we chose long ago remains the 25th. In the same way, Firework Night can only ever really be on the 5th of November - on any other night it`s meaningless.
So in spite of the 5th falling on a Saturday this year we still persist with this nonsense of a "firework season" on the 4th, the 6th, the 12th, etc. Guy Fawkes Night is always thrilling - I`m a big kid who`ll never tire of it - but what`s wrong with the 5th? That`s the night, and no other (" remember, remember "); and that`s just where the specialness lies. We don`t have Christmas on the 23rd, 28th and 30th: the actual day we chose long ago remains the 25th. In the same way, Firework Night can only ever really be on the 5th of November - on any other night it`s meaningless. dtap
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1:02pm Tue 1 Nov 11

I Love Ivor says...

dtap, these events raise lots of money for the people that hold them. I agree with what you are saying but to maximise the amount of money that the organisers can make they ensure that they can maximise attendance.
dtap, these events raise lots of money for the people that hold them. I agree with what you are saying but to maximise the amount of money that the organisers can make they ensure that they can maximise attendance. I Love Ivor
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1:17pm Tue 1 Nov 11

dtap says...

I Love Ivor wrote:
dtap, these events raise lots of money for the people that hold them. I agree with what you are saying but to maximise the amount of money that the organisers can make they ensure that they can maximise attendance.
So why not hold more firework events on the 5th? How far do we go - a "Firework Night" every other day all year round? "Christmas" each weekend? No, there`s only one Firework Night, and there`s only one Christmas. The Queen may - apparently - celebrate two birthdays, but, like me, most of us has one a year, which is quite enough - any more is overkill.
[quote][p][bold]I Love Ivor[/bold] wrote: dtap, these events raise lots of money for the people that hold them. I agree with what you are saying but to maximise the amount of money that the organisers can make they ensure that they can maximise attendance.[/p][/quote]So why not hold more firework events on the 5th? How far do we go - a "Firework Night" every other day all year round? "Christmas" each weekend? No, there`s only one Firework Night, and there`s only one Christmas. The Queen may - apparently - celebrate two birthdays, but, like me, most of us has one a year, which is quite enough - any more is overkill. dtap
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1:32pm Tue 1 Nov 11

I Love Ivor says...

You can have Fireworks all year round. A lot of people use fireworks to celebrate other things. Fireworks have been around a lot longer than Guy Fawkes night.
You can have Fireworks all year round. A lot of people use fireworks to celebrate other things. Fireworks have been around a lot longer than Guy Fawkes night. I Love Ivor
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1:40pm Tue 1 Nov 11

dtap says...

I Love Ivor wrote:
You can have Fireworks all year round. A lot of people use fireworks to celebrate other things. Fireworks have been around a lot longer than Guy Fawkes night.
True, rather unfortunately - as I said, they`re overkill: less is more. And yes, they`ve been around a long time, but this "let`s have the 5th on the 3rd, 6th and 12th" business is all new; when I was a kid, once a year made it all very special indeed.
[quote][p][bold]I Love Ivor[/bold] wrote: You can have Fireworks all year round. A lot of people use fireworks to celebrate other things. Fireworks have been around a lot longer than Guy Fawkes night.[/p][/quote]True, rather unfortunately - as I said, they`re overkill: less is more. And yes, they`ve been around a long time, but this "let`s have the 5th on the 3rd, 6th and 12th" business is all new; when I was a kid, once a year made it all very special indeed. dtap
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2:18pm Tue 1 Nov 11

Kitty-Kitty says...

Only one Christmas yes, but this now seems to start in October! Marks & Spencer were belting out Christmas songs on October 24th ...
Only one Christmas yes, but this now seems to start in October! Marks & Spencer were belting out Christmas songs on October 24th ... Kitty-Kitty
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2:31pm Tue 1 Nov 11

dtap says...

Kitty-Kitty wrote:
Only one Christmas yes, but this now seems to start in October! Marks & Spencer were belting out Christmas songs on October 24th ...
It`s ghastly, isn`t it? Nonetheless, my Christmas only ever happens on the 25th!
[quote][p][bold]Kitty-Kitty[/bold] wrote: Only one Christmas yes, but this now seems to start in October! Marks & Spencer were belting out Christmas songs on October 24th ...[/p][/quote]It`s ghastly, isn`t it? Nonetheless, my Christmas only ever happens on the 25th! dtap
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4:19pm Tue 1 Nov 11

hm1 says...

continuing to 'celebrate' a thwarted act of terrorism. Still odd hundreds of years later.
continuing to 'celebrate' a thwarted act of terrorism. Still odd hundreds of years later. hm1
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4:19pm Tue 1 Nov 11

hm1 says...

continuing to 'celebrate' a thwarted act of terrorism. Still odd hundreds of years later.
continuing to 'celebrate' a thwarted act of terrorism. Still odd hundreds of years later. hm1
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4:41pm Tue 1 Nov 11

rh5555 says...

Surely, it's the thwarting that is being celebrated, not the terrorism.
Surely, it's the thwarting that is being celebrated, not the terrorism. rh5555
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6:19pm Tue 1 Nov 11

dtap says...

rh5555 wrote:
Surely, it's the thwarting that is being celebrated, not the terrorism.
That`s right - that`s why Guido`s effigy is burned. It`s (arguably) a pro - Establishment festival! Only a few weeks now, of course, before we celebrate the birth of another man who was hideously and publicly tortured to death. Funny old world.
[quote][p][bold]rh5555[/bold] wrote: Surely, it's the thwarting that is being celebrated, not the terrorism.[/p][/quote]That`s right - that`s why Guido`s effigy is burned. It`s (arguably) a pro - Establishment festival! Only a few weeks now, of course, before we celebrate the birth of another man who was hideously and publicly tortured to death. Funny old world. dtap
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9:16pm Tue 1 Nov 11

hm1 says...

How many other thwarted acts of terrorism do we celebrate? Tis too odd for me. Plus the toxins we stick in the air. Give your money direct to charity and gift aid it.
How many other thwarted acts of terrorism do we celebrate? Tis too odd for me. Plus the toxins we stick in the air. Give your money direct to charity and gift aid it. hm1
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7:29am Wed 2 Nov 11

gotanybiscuits? says...

I couldn't agree more with dtaps 1st comment.
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We've now got to put up with random "celebrations" until the first weekend in January.
I couldn't agree more with dtaps 1st comment. . We've now got to put up with random "celebrations" until the first weekend in January. gotanybiscuits?
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7:29am Wed 2 Nov 11

gotanybiscuits? says...

I couldn't agree more with dtaps 1st comment.
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We've now got to put up with random "celebrations" until the first weekend in January.
I couldn't agree more with dtaps 1st comment. . We've now got to put up with random "celebrations" until the first weekend in January. gotanybiscuits?
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7:29am Wed 2 Nov 11

gotanybiscuits? says...

I couldn't agree more with dtaps 1st comment.
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We've now got to put up with random "celebrations" until the first weekend in January.
I couldn't agree more with dtaps 1st comment. . We've now got to put up with random "celebrations" until the first weekend in January. gotanybiscuits?
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1:50pm Wed 2 Nov 11

gotanybiscuits? says...

I only pressed it once!!
I only pressed it once!! gotanybiscuits?
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1:54pm Wed 2 Nov 11

dtap says...

gotanybiscuits? wrote:
I only pressed it once!!
Nice to find myself endorsed in triplicate, all the same!
[quote][p][bold]gotanybiscuits?[/bold] wrote: I only pressed it once!![/p][/quote]Nice to find myself endorsed in triplicate, all the same! dtap
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11:32am Fri 4 Nov 11

Horatio Hornblower says...

I have always loved fireworks!

I have also always preferred organised displays, huge bonfire, beer tent, loads of massive rockets (my personal fav). As a family we go the Wycombe roundtable do, at home the animals are curled up with radio 4, and the slowcooker has a warming chilli bubbling away, baked potatoes in the oven. When we get home we spark up the fire pit, and huddle around that.

What I hate is the constant "banger action" as I call it, not families celebrating a special occation, but youths, who have got hold of fireworks, and then think it is entertaining to mess about with them.

I am beginning to think that more stringent laws are required, fireworks are, after all explosives. We have strict gun laws, why not the same for fireworks?
I have always loved fireworks! I have also always preferred organised displays, huge bonfire, beer tent, loads of massive rockets (my personal fav). As a family we go the Wycombe roundtable do, at home the animals are curled up with radio 4, and the slowcooker has a warming chilli bubbling away, baked potatoes in the oven. When we get home we spark up the fire pit, and huddle around that. What I hate is the constant "banger action" as I call it, not families celebrating a special occation, but youths, who have got hold of fireworks, and then think it is entertaining to mess about with them. I am beginning to think that more stringent laws are required, fireworks are, after all explosives. We have strict gun laws, why not the same for fireworks? Horatio Hornblower
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