Nantwich shoppers were bedazzled by “witches” selling tickets to a massive community bonfire and fireworks night.

Staff of Blitz Fireworks, in Crewe, were busy dealing with hundreds of people looking forward to Spooktacular 2013 at Dorfold Park.

The £40,000 event this Saturday (October 26), which includes twice as many fireworks as last year, will be set to music and include a show-stopping finale.

Sharron Rhead and Anne Coppenhall, from the Hightown shop, worked with organisers to sell advance tickets on their town square stand.

Mrs Rhead, whose husband Alan is a managing director at Blitz, said: “This will be our biggest ever display and quite a technical feat for our pyrotechnical experts.”

More than 3,000 fireworks including cracklers, screamers, falling leaves and busy bees will light up the night sky in a dazzling array of colours – some reaching more than 500ft high.

Other attractions include Punch and Judy, licensed bar, food stalls and a giant TV screen with live interviews and scenes of crowd reaction.

A highlight of last year was the adults and children’s fancy dress competition. Trophies will again be presented to the winners and runners up.

John Malam, of Blitz, said: “Blitz has been involved in all of the Halloween firework events at Dorfold Park but this will be our biggest display and a night to remember. Definitely not one to miss.”

A free shuttle bus will be laid on to Dorfold Park from Nantwich Civic Hall and Snowhill car-park.

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(Pic: Sharron Rhead and Anne Coppenhall on their Halloween-themed stall selling tickets to the Spooktacular at Dorfold Park, Nantwich)


  1. Hi will the bus 84 to chester still be running and going along welsh row that night?


  2. Isobel Whitby says:

    Is that Earl from the Wonga ads in the background?!

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