One of the highlights of the year in Glossop is almost upon us.
Glossop and District Round Table are holding its annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display in Manor Park on Saturday, November 2.
Last year’s extravaganza raised £12,000 for good local causes, including Glossop Juniors and Ladies football teams, Glossop Scouts and Guides, and Glossop Mountain Rescue Team.
The eagerly anticipated event will get under way with funfair rides for children for £1 from 4pm to 5pm, followed by a small fireworks display at 5.30pm.
The bonfire will be lit by High Peak Mayor, Cllr Ed Kelly, at around 6pm and there will be the main fireworks display at 7.15pm. Hardyal Dhindsa, Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, will also be in attendance.
There will be the usual refreshments and food stalls, including burger vans, Roy Green’s Butchers, Sri Lankan restaurant Auybowan and Smoke and Flames.
There will be lots of music, with Tintwistle Brass Band and local DJ Colin Waude in attendance.
There will be fairground rides, glow sticks and other entertainments.
Real ale will also be provided by local firm Mouselow Brewery.
Wood is being supplied by Plater Group (Lancashire Chemicals) and transported by Travis Perkins, and Markovitz and AST Transport are providing the stage.
Tickets will be available to purchase at Roy Greens Butchers and Bay Tree Books on High Street West, Martins Manor Stores on Manor Park Road, Fairway Motors on Arundel Street and D&D Newsagents on Railway Street in Hadfield.
Fairway Motors, who are sponsoring this year’s tickets, are also offering 10 per cent off servicing throughout November for any ticket purchased. You just have to show your ticket or a photograph of the ticket at the garage.
Advance tickets will cost £15 for a family (two adults and up to three children), £6 for an adult and £3 for a concession – which includes children, students, OAPs and disabled people.
Tickets on the gate on the night will be £20 for a family, £8 for an adult and £5 for a concession.
Tickets are now on sale online via https://www.fatsoma.com/mobile/products/c6qzdh2i and will be available to purchase until around 4pm on November 2.
Tickets bought online must be printed out so they can be scanned on the gate.
Thanks to the Round Table, the Glossop Chronicle, Tameside Reporter and Oldham Reporter are giving away six free family tickets for the event, so stay tuned to the paper this week for more details about how you can enter our competition to win.
Tameside Radio will also have five family tickets to give away – one every day from Monday to Friday – in the week leading up to the event.
Meanwhile, the Round Table also want to hear from local people who have any ideas as to which groups could benefit from the proceeds from this year’s event. You can message the Glossop and District Round Table Facebook page or filling out a Contact Us form at http://glossoproundtable.org/contact/.
You can also follow their event page for the Bonfire and Fireworks Display on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/653771778479373/.