Heyshott fireworks go off with a bang

SINCE the Coronation year of 1953, the village of Heyshott has held an annual celebration of Guy Fawkes Night with a renowned bonfire and fireworks display.

And this year didn’t disappoint, with another spellbinding show.

Locals join the torch light procession through the village.'''Picture by Louise Adams C131494-8 Mid HeyFireworks

Locals join the torch light procession through the village.'''Picture by Louise Adams C131494-8 Mid HeyFireworks

The famous torchlight procession commences from Hoyle Lane and meanders through the village to the village green, the site of the bonfire.

The fun-filled event caters for the whole family, with a Punch and Judy show that keeps the kids entertained while they wait for the grand finale.

The display is one of the few village-organised free events in the area – although it is hoped people enjoy themselves so much they will pop some money into the collection buckets.

It is self-funded every year, with many volunteers giving up their time to run it.

Tim Hudson is on the organising committee which works tirelessly every year to ensure the event goes off with a bang.

Tim said: “We had more than 2,500 people turn up this year.

“It really was a great event, yet again and everyone enjoyed themselves.

“Another success as always, and we were fortunate the rain stayed away, though it was slightly windy.

“Following the firework display, which lasted just under half an hour, there was a huge round of applause so people evidently had a great evening.”