Anniversary fireworks set to be spectacular

November 24 2021

THE 50th Downend Round Table Fireworks display is set to be the biggest in the event's history.

Organisers say the display technicians are planning some spectacular explosions for Bonfire Night, Friday November 5.

The Voice reported last month that the area's biggest outdoor event of the year, which regularly attracts up to 10,000 people, is set to return to the King George V playing fields after being cancelled last year because of coronavirus restrictions.

Regulars will notice some differences in this year's event. There will be no stage and performers, to minimise crowding around a single point, with music instead being relayed by speakers around the site.

The number of entrances to the display is also being reduced to two – one on Westerleigh Road and one on the Farm Road/Sutherland Avenue side. Gates will open at 5.30pm, with the children's display starting at 6.30pm and the main display at 8pm. A bonfire is also planned, depending on the weather, near the park's basketball court. The bars, fun fair and food stalls will stay open until around 10pm.