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The Big Bang 2016 report by Chris Stockwell

Posted on 5th February, 2017

West Farleigh goes off with a bang!


(see full report with pictures, here)


It has to be said, that agains all odds, the 2016 Fireworks Spectacular was an unmitigated success!


After a day's steady rain, it seemed as though the venture was heading for a disaster, but, someone up there must have been in a good mood, because an hour before the event, it stopped raining! Astounding!


A huge thank you to the West Farleigh Sports club who organised the event again. It was evident that a lot of planning went into the event, and in the week leading up to it, there were many bodies in the Park preparing it for Friday. You did a fantastic job, and the village should acknowledge how well it reflects on us. 


As usual, there was food and drink a-plenty. I have to say I was particularly drawn to the mulled cider. Just to keep out the cold, you understand... Oh, and the cinnamon donuts. It was rude not to...


Brilliant live entertainment was provided by a fire juggler, The Old School Samba band - noisy, but compellingly rhythmic, guitarist and singer Nick Eve and the talented John & Jess band. Variety and quality assured. The entertainment included in the show is a real bonus.


The fireworks themselves were hugely enjoyed by the capacity audience. We all love whizzy bangs, flashes and sparkling showers of glittering colour. I just love a good, noisy show! Thanks again for providing the spectacle you promised.


And all the cars got off the Park safely!


Roll on next year!


                                                    Chris Stockwell





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