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Firework Displays - 2017.

Discussion in 'Events' started by Gramaisc, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Gramaisc

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    Vague sign by the phone box saying that there is some sort of fireworks-related event at the Spittal Brook on Saturday the 4th.
     
  2. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Watching the sparking as the trains go by?
     
  3. Gramaisc

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    Kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    And they say kids didn't know how to have a good time in the old days.
     
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    Remember the old advert to keep your clogs well ironed.








    Kicking sparks seriously wears out the irons on the soles of your clogs.
     
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    'Giant' fire-pit and live music - no mention of pyrotechnics.
     
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    Like locally, checked the MOD n it says Thursday , which isn't great. It also seems to be for just family n troops of MOD this year?
     
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    A question for all the people smarter than me (form a long and orderly queue please, this is Britain after all). When 5th Nov falls mid week, no-one feels obliged to stage a display on Tue 5th or Wed 5th or Thurs 5th (OK, apart from maybe MoD)... because after all people and kids have got work and school the next morning so it's far more sensible to have your fireworks on the closest Friday or Saturday innit. So why exactly does that very sensible approach break down when it's Sun 5th? Bravo to the displays on Sun 5th - you won't be seeing me or Firstborn.
     
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    We always hold our display on a Sunday night, mainly as we need time during the day when it's daylight to setup and prepare, Mon-Fri everyone is at work and on Saturday everyone is playing hockey. The fireworks usually start around 7pm so it's not too late for the little ones with school the next day to stay up
     
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    Is anywhere having a proper bonfire?
     
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    Scouts Bonfire on Penkridge Market normally has a bonfire. On tonight.
     
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    Is there one at milford? Heard there was but all searches are bringing up the county showground?
     
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    The Shugborough one has ended and been replaced by the Showground event.
     
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    I heard that, but I've been told there is one on milford common tonight. Wondering if they were googling the wrong milford!
     
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    I hear that tonight's Showground event is without a conflagration.
     
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    I saw a one on way to rugeley just past the strawberry picking place . There was a giant woodpile . Not sure when it's on tho
     
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    Certainly we were the Cricket / Hockey club last night and Brit was in bed no later then he would normally be on a night. Some issues with queueing last night (at the bar, and at the one gate to get out of at the end) but small boy had a great time

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    My surveillance of the internet would have me believe that not everybody was overwhelmed with enthusiasm about the event at the Showground.
     
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