Hundreds of people turned out on Saturday evening to enjoy Buckingham’s annual Bonfire and Firework display in Bourton Park, not at all perturbed by some rainy spells.
Hot food and drinks were on hand supplied by J & L Snacks, Tribal Chilli, Silverstone brewery and sweets, candy floss and toffee apples by David Side. FROGGS George Grenville PTA were there with reusable glow toys and tattoos.
Organised by Buckingham Town Council, the evening started at 6pm with an ambient LED performance by Cassia Chloe. This was followed by a spectacular firework display by Titanium Fireworks who have provided the display for the last 6 years.
Following the fireworks, a flaming torchlight parade led by Cllr Andy Mahi and Town Mayor Cllr Margaret Gateley lit the bonfire which had been made by pallets donated by ORN International. Cassia Chloe ended the evening with a magnificent fire display which left the crowd enthralled.
Cllr Robin Stuchbury, Chairman of the Town Centre & Events Committee had the following to say “I'd like to thank everyone who attended the event to ensure the public were able to have a good evening in a safe environment. We recognise how Important it is for the community to have a safe and free event which families can attend together within our community, especially this year with the cost of living in crisis and rising fuel costs affecting family budgets so significantly.”
Cllr. Stuchbury and Buckingham Town Council would like to thank all those that helped to make the event a success. 1653 Squadron Air Cadets who for many years have helped with the marshalling. ALR for providing first aid, Abbot Fire Group for the loan of the fire extinguishers, Paragon for supplying the lighting, Waitrose for the cardboard, Martin Try and Les for running the sound and music. Town Council Green Spaces team for building the bonfire and all of the advanced preparation and have work to make the event happen.
A special thanks go to Cllr Andy Mahi and the Buckingham Table who every year clear up the event area the following morning.