UNCLAIMED RAFFLE PRIZES
Blue 302 (AB919164) Box of Biscuits
Green 169 (AC842687) Box of Chocolates
Pink 680 (AC842767) Brandy
Blue 298 (AB919164) Baby Hamper
Green 105 (AC842687) Red Wine
Pink 474 (AC842767) White Wine
Green 41 (AC842687) Box of Chocolates
Pink 932 (AC842767) Baylis & Harding Smellies
Please ring 01249 720966 first; collection will be at the shop on producing the correct raffle ticket.
Thank you to all who bought raffle tickets which raised a magnificent £726.
Saturday 3rd November 2012
The Village Bonfire and Firework Display has been running in the Village for the past 20 years or so. It has developed into one of the region’s biggest and best displays but still keeping its ‘Village’ feel. This is something the organisers strive to keep, a friendly, safe and real value for money event.
We have been extremely fortunate to have living within the Village a Fireworks expert (The Firework equivalent of The STIG, we call him ‘John’), who has designed and developed fireworks over many years. John is also is a special effects expert making many effects for Theme Parks and Movies. He has been especially busy this Year designing and building the National Beacon in The Mall to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. He was also very much involved in the special effects for the Olympic opening ceremony. Visit his company website to see his skills in action. http://www.backstagetechnologies.co.uk/
John and his team build all this expertise in providing the Village with what many say is the best display they have ever seen. If you came last year you would have experienced ‘The Bombs’ at the end of the show, all I can say is hold onto your hats this year...
Just so you can see how things develop here is 2010 Finale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvnut6e8VMU followed by 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9VJPmsSSvw
Some of our previous Fireworks
Photographer Rick Martindale attended as a Spectator and took the following amazing photos:
Many thanks to Rick Martindale for allowing us to use these Photos, more can also be seen at:- http://www.flickr.com/photos/14704888@N00/60795684
Details of the Event - Saturday 3rd November 2012
5.45 p.m. Gates open (Refreshments available)
6.10p.m. Guy Competition Judging
6.20p.m. Guy Competition Prizes
6.30p.m. Electronic Lighting of the Bonfire by Guy Competition Winner
7.15p.m Raffle Drawn
7.30p.m Firework Display - (This will depend on how far the Bonfire has burnt down, we don’t want to spoil the display)
The End - To avoid the Car Park Exit rush please stay and enjoy a pint and Burger, and warm yourself next to the Fire. Food and Bar prices will be reduced after the Fireworks
Discounted Advance Tickets
· Adults - £5.00
· Children (16 – 5 Yrs) - £3.00
· Under 5 Free
Discounted Advance Tickets are available from the following locations
Christian Malford Village Shop
Chippenham Tourist Information Centre
On the Gate Ticket Prices
· Adults £7.00
· Children (16 – 5 Yrs) - £5.00
· Under 5 Free
Coach Shuttle Service
We also offer a Bus Service thanks to Hatts Coaches; it will run from Chippenham to the event. Advance Tickets MUST be purchased for a price of £2.50 return.
The coach will pick up from outside The Pine Shop, The Bridge, Chippenham at 5.30 p.m. prompt and drop off in Christian Malford.
Return pick up will be 15 minutes after the Firework Display from the original drop off location.
You can park at the official Event Car Parks FREE OF CHARGE
There are two Car Parks off the B4069. Please follow the signs,
There is NO Parking within the Village this Year
Both Car Parks are within an easy 5 minutes of the Bonfire.
Red Car Park from Chippenham Direction
All Cars coming from Chippenham direction please enter the Car Park on the right just after The Mermaid as signed. To walk to the event please exit the car Park in the far right hand corner.
Green Car Park from Lyneham Direction
All Cars coming from Lyneham direction please enter the Car Park on the right just before The Mermaid as signed. To walk to the event please exit the car Park the far left hand side through Farm Yard then down the Footpath into the Village.
Access to the Recreation Ground
There are Advance Ticket Express Gates for ticket holders so please join the correct line and have your tickets ready.
If you’re paying on the Gate if you have the correct money this will speed up entry.
Free Sparklers for Kids
Please don’t bring your own as we don’t allow Sparklers among the Crowd for obvious reasons. Please use our Sparkler Area where you will be given Sparklers free of Charge, with safe lighting and area for the Children to use them.
Please make sure your Guys are sat at the chairs in front of the Pavilion by 6.00 p.m. as Judging will take place at 6.15.
The Winner gets to press the ‘Button’ to electronically light the Bonfire in a spectacular fashion.
There are also prizes for all that enter.
Bouncy Castles and Games
We also have Bouncy Castles and Traditional Fair Ground Games to entertain the Children (and Adults)
Lost and Found and First Aid
We have a Control Trailer and St John’s Ambulance next to the Pavilion for any lost or found Children. Please advise your children of the location or if you have lost children please report it here.
A superb BBQ cooked by the Friends of the School and Playgroup
The WI are serving Hot Soup, Toffee Apples, Ginger Bread men and of course their warming Mulled Wine
We have a full Bar with Real Ales out of the Barrel all pulled by the Tug of War Team
We also have a ‘Kids Bar’ selling soft drinks, Sweets and lots of flashing, Glowing and Spinning things, again at sensible prices.
If you just want a quick can of Beer, Lager Cider or Wine then we have ‘The Can Bar’ This has a more limited choice of drinks but service is faster.
Our only outside Caterer is ‘Flaming Wayne’ serving delicious Crepes.
We thank the local Pubs, for assisting with the Catering.
Our special thanks to Hatts Coaches for the help with the Shuttle Bus from Chippenham.www.hattstravel.co.uk/
We hope you enjoy the event, please follow us on Facebook, ‘Christian Malford Fireworks and Bonfire Spectacular
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot,
We see no reason,
Why gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot!
Guy (Guido) Fawkes and his co-conspirators formulated their plan, known as the 'Gunpowder Plot', and rolled 36 barrels of gunpowder into the cellars of the Houses of Parliament. The intention was to kill King James I and wipe out everyone in government. Whilst waiting for the king to arrive, on 5 November 1605, the guards broke in and arrested them. They were taken to the Tower of London tortured and executed on 30 and 31 January 1606. Ever since then, every 5th of November there have been firework displays and bonfires to remember the 'Gunpowder Plot '.