I noticed this press release earlier in the week from the grey Lubyanka – like most blokes I enjoy a good burn-up and Walsall usually put on an excellent show. I suggest readers attend this one, as due to future budget cuts we may not see another. Nominations for a suitable effigy for our modern age are invited to The Brownhills Blog.
Brownhills bonfire just around the corner
Date Published : 02 November 2010
Brownhills’ Holland Park will host the borough’s second bonfire and firework display, organised by Walsall Council’s parks team.
The bonfire is being held on Saturday 6 November at the park in Chester Road North.
Drivers should use the car park off The Parade and pedestrians should use Chester Road North and The Parade. Gates open at 6pm and admission is just £3 for adults, £1 for children and free for under fives. Children under 14 should be accompanied by and adult and no alcohol or sparklers are permitted.
The firework display will start around 8pm.
John Millard, Walsall Council senior park ranger, said: “The first bonfire of 2010 was held at King George V Playing Fields in Bloxwich on Saturday and hundreds of people turned out and had a fantastic night. We hope to see hundreds more in Brownhills this weekend.”
The bonfires draw to close at the Green Flag Award-winning Willenhall Memorial Park on Saturday 13 November.
Meanwhile, parks staff are still appealing for hundreds of wooden pallets to help make the bonfires a roaring success.
Anyone who can donate and deliver pallets is being asked to contact John Millard on 07736 388409 or John Morris on 07736 388418.