Bonfire brilliance

A big thank you to everyone

What a great night we had at the Bonfire Spectacular last night!   A big thank you to everyone concerned in the build up to the event and to all of you who worked so hard during the evening to help make it yet another successful walled garden event.   Volunteers had worked for 3 weeks to set up the event but it was well worth all of the hard work!.

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Too many individuals were involved to list them all but everything seemed to go well.   Angela’s team on the gate and directing disabled parking ensured a steady flow into the walled garden.   David & Lawrie’s raffle team did a great job, making the raffle a success.   Wade’s BBQ team worked tirelessly all evening dealing with the queues of hungry visitors and Sue Watton’s Bothy team kept the hot drinks flowing all evening.   Irene’s face-painting team were rushed off their feet decorating a long line of smiling faces and doing a great job.   In the bar tent, it was a busy evening for Richard’s hard-working team while Lee & Ryan kept the crowds entertained with their music.   A special thank you to Alun Davies and Bob, the Fradley fiddler, for their great live music and for the sterling efforts of the Walled Garden Wailers.   And then came the fireworks…..

As the bonfire began to die down, the sounds of Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds welcomed the first of many fireworks in a spectacular display lasting almost 20 minutes.   A big thank you to Jason for organising the display and to Max and Gavin who helped put on the display.   The best ever, I’m sure!

Sunday morning saw many of the volunteers turning out again to begin the clean-up of the site.   Thanks to them too!

And finally, the introduction of a system to allow purchase of tickets via the website allowed us to sell many more tickets before the event got underway so I must thank Angela Cornell who administered this for us.   It was a huge undertaking for her which she ‘managed’ with her customary diligence.

Well done everyone and thank you all VERY much.

Roger