Here are the final details about Bonfire Night which takes place on Saturday 8th November at Ward’s Field from 6pm.
Tickets: A few advance tickets are still available and can be purchased from School, The Plough Inn and Clifton Hampden Post Office. Tickets will also be available on the night at the gate.
Guy Fawkes Parade: This year, the event will begin with the announcement of this year’s winner of the Guy Fawkes Competition.
Thank you to Antonia Cotton who has helped to coordinate this event and Anne Ilsley who will judge the entries together with last year’s winners, The Cotton Family. Thanks also go to our generous sponsors of this event, The Plough Inn who have provided the prize for the winning guy.
Please come and show the families who have entered this year’s competition your support as they parade their Guy Fawkes to the bonfire at the beginning of the evening and watch with bated breath as one lucky villager gets to climb the bonfire to put the winning guy at the very top!
Food and drink: Remember to bring money to purchase delicious burgers, hot dogs and veggie options from our BBQ served to you by the Long Wittenham Ladies Cricket Team, delicious bottled beer, lager, wine and warming mulled wine as well as sweets and tray bakes from the Long Wittenham PTA!
Fireworks: The fireworks will begin around 7pm. This is always a really super display provided by A40 Fireworks and this year promises to be no exception! A reminder that sparklers are NOT permitted on site so please leave them at home.
Directions to Ward’s Field: From the school end of the village, proceed to past The Plough Inn to The Cross and continue straight on towards the Pendon Museum. The entrance to Ward’s Field is on the right hand side, after the last (pink) house on St John’s Row and before Pendon. There will be marshals on the night directing people, so don’t worry, you won’t get lost!
Parking: Parking will be available on the night in the Long Wittenham school playground and also at Pendon Museum. We request that people use these allocated parking areas and avoid parking on the road leading up to the site since we need to leave this clear for residents and emergency vehicles. Please park considerately.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday night!