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Bonfire and Fireworks Night 2017 FAQs

Date: October 28, 2017 Author: Dawn Categories: Archives

We are nearly there.  The final countdown to this years bonfire event.  We are proud and delighted to again be working with Chorlton Fireworks . So here’s a few details to get you firework night ready.  We like to be helpful.

When and where
Friday 03 November. Gates at 5pm, bonfire lighting 5.30pm, fireworks at 6.30pm.  The field at Cavendish Community Primary School, West Didsbury, Cavendish Road, South Manchester, M20 1JG.

Cost
Adults £3.  Children £2.  Under 2 Free.  We operate a good old fashioned ‘queue up and pay on the door’ system.  Arrive as early as you can to make sure you get in.  We offer mucho gratefulness for bringing correct change.

Parking
There is no onsite parking.  Walk if you can.  Work up an appetite for a visit to the outdoor food stalls.  Nearest Metrolink stop is Burton Road.

Food
Oh yes.  Plenty of food.  Three Little Pigs hot dogs and veggie hot dogs aaaaaand this year sees the return of the hot baked spud.  Hurrah! There’s also going to be a cake stall and the Cavendish Tuck Shop will be open for business.  Free hugs for people bringing plenty of correct change!

Drinks
All drinks aimed at keeping you toasty warm.  Tea, coffee and hot choccy. Bottled and canned soft drinks too.  THIS IS A NO ALCOHOL EVENT.  Please leave it at home.

Sparklers
Sadly not.  No sparklers please. Too much health and safety stuff to list.  Woolly hats, scarves, mittens and wellies are of course most welcome.

Pets
No pets on site please.  Sight and hearing dogs welcome.

Queues
I know.  A successful event makes them rather inevitable.  We naturally do our best, but sometimes there might be a little wait here or there.  The rockets are all there on their own time.  No-one is paid.  Please be nice.  If you are queuing a while, I can fully recommend starting a sing song.  Ten green bottles anyone?

Thank you!
Well, it goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway. ENORMOUS thanks to the brilliant families of Cavendish and those in our local communities for coming along on the night and being part of it, waiting patiently in queues and eating cake a plenty.  We are so grateful, from the bottom of our welly boots to the tops of our bobble hats that you turn out in your droves to make the event great. Thank you.

Weather

The one thing that we can’t organise is the weather.  But we shall be there rain or dry.  The nicer the weather, the more busy we are likely to be, so head on down early.  Gates open at 5pm.  As a prediction we’re going optimistic.  Our hope is dry weather with a cheerful autumn brrrr in the air.  All ready for a hot spud and a nice cup of hot chocolate.

Lost Children

There is a lost child point on site.  Look out for it as you arrive.

Volunteers

We have affectionately named this years amazing volunteers our ‘Team of Rockets’.  75 amazing people have pulled together to be bakers, poster putter uppers, samosa makers, shoppers,  stewarders, bonfire builders, setter uppers, stall sellers, runners, ticket sellers, clearer uppers, people counters and super moral supporters.  Some of them are there on the night, wearing 2017s line of glamourous high vis vests.  Say hello and if one of them looks chilly feel free to buy them a brew.

Toilets

There are no toilets available on site.

More information

The best place to get the latest information is via Twitter and Facebook.  Search for Cavendish PTA.  See you all there.