There’s a chill in the air, the nights are drawing in and the clocks will soon be falling back. Yes, it’s that time of year again. But to take your mind off the onset of winter, even if only for one night, you can look forward to this year’s Carshalton fireworks display!
Now in its 60th year, the annual Wallington & Carshalton Round Table charity fireworks display will be lighting up the skies in Carshalton Park at 7.00pm on Saturday November 4th. And this year, the display promises to be the most spectacular yet.
In the process of being built, the bonfire is still in need of more material. So if you, or your business, are able to supply any wood pallets, get in touch with the Round Table team and help them build it up as high as possible. The first strike to light will be at 7.30pm.
And don’t worry if the weather is a bit crisp on the night. There’ll be a range of vendors onsite offering warming winter food from jacket potatoes to hot dogs, as well as hot drinks, and maybe even the odd mulled wine or cider. All that will set you up nicely before taking in both live bands playing on the night - The Dirty Spoons and ArtsOne Rocks. On stage from 5.00pm.
The Round Table are a not-for-profit organisation, so all profits made on the night go entirely to helping local charities and the local community. But to make the whole event happen, it relies purely on volunteers’ hard work over many months. For that reason, it’s everyone in the community that makes it a success, and benefits from it, year on year.
Held in Carshalton Park, gates open at 5.00pm. Entry is by programme which can be bought in advance for £6 until 3rd November. Entry on the evening without a programme will be £10, but kids aged 5 or under get in free.
The main entrance is on The Park road, but other entrances around the park will be open. Some parking restrictions and road closures around the Park will apply, so arrive early! Getting inside at least 45 minutes before the fireworks display begins at 7.00pm is probably wise.
As a reminder, please don’t bring your own alcohol, fireworks, or sparklers to the event. And dogs prefer to stay at home on nights like this too, so leave them behind in the warm as well. Just make sure you wrap up warm, then stand back and enjoy the show!
For more information, visit www.carshaltonfireworks.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you can’t make this event, there are plenty of displays going on in the surrounding areas - check your local listings.