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Preparations underway for Himley Hall bonfire - with video

By Rebecca Stanley | Attractions | Published:

Preparations for one of the biggest bonfire events in the region are underway.

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Himley Hall and Park will light up the night sky next month when their annual bonfire event returns, and there is a discount of up to 20 percent available when people book online in advance.

Himley Bonfire 2018

As a respectful commemoration of the end of World War I, 100 years on, a unique tribute will be paid to those soldiers who battled and for those lost their lives.

Cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, Cllr Keiran Casey, said that teams are working 'super hard' to get everything in place.

"We have a new fireworks company on board this year who are going to offer something very fresh and exciting and for the first time ever there will also be a night market," he added.

"This year's hero theme gives us a chance to remember all those who have a special place in our hearts.

"Importantly it will allow us to pay tribute to all who went from our local communities to fight for our freedom during the First World War, marking 100 years since the end of the conflict this November, something that we must never forget".

The towering bonfire of 1,500 pallets will be the centrepiece of the event, accompanied by a 25-minute firework display.

For the first time ever the event will have a premium viewing area on the South Lawns near the hall with uninterrupted views of the fireworks, a private bar, street entertainers and seating. These premium tickets will be strictly limited and only available online.

Visitors can also enjoy Heart 100.7 roadshow, a giant funfair, a night market from LSD Promotions, live entertainment and seasonal refreshments.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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