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Bonfire Night 2016

Bonfire Night 2016

by Elliott Ford-Jones

It was a wet start to this years’ annual BritSoc Bonfire night.  However, as usual our great mix of student & adult volunteers braved the weather to begin setting-up the drink & food stalls; the most interesting being the large marquee that took around 12 people over half an hour to put together

…it was a great puzzle but it felt like a good team-building exercise once completed.  At 4pm the gates opened to the general public to another great sell-out event.  Some volunteers & most likely some people decided not to brave the weather, however those that did participate witnessed a terrific firework display provided by a new Dutch firework company, a fantastic bonfire where five (5), Guy Fawkes dummy’s were ritually thrown into the blaze and 3 lucky winners of great prizes.

We had mulled wine to lighten the dampened spirits, BBQ food supplied by Marks & Spencer, cakes & other delicacies provided by the British Society and the usual festive treats.  Sorry there were no Toffee Apples this year, we will ensure they are available next year.  If you would like to volunteer for this or any BritSOc event…

The event gallery is HERE