Fireworks celebrations across area

Fourth of July fireworks.
Fourth of July fireworks.

Big bangs are in store around the district as people prepare to celebrate Bonfire Night at organised events this weekend.

Castleford Tigers holds its annual Bonfire Bonanza on Sunday November 3, where the majority of the first team will be there, serving food, posing for photographs and signing autographs, along with fairground amusements, a giant bonfire and firework display.

Gates open at 4.30pm, with the bonfire light at 6pm and firework display at 7pm. Advance tickets cost £4 adult, £2 concession and £10 family ticket are available from the Tigers shop in Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre or by calling 0197 555336.

Kevin Lloyd, of support group Tigers Together, which has organised the event, said: “We aim to make it the best night available.”

Featherstone Rovers also holds its display on November 3, with disco roadshow, bonfire food, children’s rides, sweet stalls and givewaways, starting at 6pm. Admission is £2 adults and under 16s free.

Wakefield Council holds its bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday November 2 at Thornes Park in Wakefield, starting at 6pm, with the bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 7.30pm.

George V WMC in Glass Houghton also holds adisplay on November 5 at 7pm.

However, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued guidelines to householders holding their own bonfire celebrations.

Mark Langan, Wakefield district commander, said: “Unfortunately every year our crews deal with the reality of some individuals not taking Bonfire Night and fireworks seriously.”