Spectators enjoy the fireworks display and bonfire (1)

Bonfire and firework displays in around Nantwich are taking place over the next couple of weeks.

These include Friday 1st November – Nantwich Lions ‘Bickerton Poacher Bonfire’ at The Bickerton Poacher, Bulkeley SY14 8BE.

Bonfire lit at 6pm, followed by the fireworks. Bonfire and fireworks. BBQ, raffle and live music from The Tone Junkies. Admission prices = £6 per person (under 12s free).

On Saturday 2nd November – Wistaston Community Council ‘Fireworks Display’ at the Eric Swan Sports Ground/Brittles Pavilion (off Church Lane, behind Wistaston Church Lane Academy, CW2 8EZ). 6pm – Torchlight, Fancy Dress & Pumpkin Parade – just enter on the night! (from Park Drive/Westfield Drive triangle, CW2 8EN). 6:15pm – Parade arrives at the Brittles; 6:20pm – Judging of Fancy Dress & Pumpkins; 6:30pm – Fireworks. Entry is by donation – all profits go to local good causes.

Saturday 2nd November – ‘Betley Bonfire and Fireworks Display’ at Betley Court Farm CW3 9BH on the A531. Free parking. Gates open 4pm, bonfire lit at 6pm, fireworks start at 8pm. Admission prices = Under 14s £5, Adults £10, Family Ticket £25.

Sunday 3rd November – Willaston White Star Football Club ‘Bonfire & Firework Display’ at Willaston White Star Football Club, Tricketts Lane, Willaston (behind The Lamb). Gates Open at 4:30pm, Bonfire lit at 5:30pm, Firework Display by Nemesis at 6pm. Admission prices (Pay on the gate) = Adult – £3, Children – £1. Hot food available, BBQ, Tombola.

Tuesday 5th November – Crewe Lions ‘Bonfire and Firework Extravaganza’ at Crewe Queens Park. Gates open at 5pm, the bonfire lit at 7pm, fireworks start at 7:30pm. Admission price = £5 per person (5 year and over).

Friday 8th November – Nantwich YFC ‘Bonfire Night’ at Ash Tree Farm, Blakenhall, Nantwich CW5 7NP. 7pm start. Roaring bonfire and fireworks display. Drinks and BBQ. Admission price = £5.

‘Carnevil’ Halloween Party & Pyromusical Fireworks Display at The Sydney Arms, Sydney Road, Crewe – original event postponed due to wet weather. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/The-Sydney-Arms-767816679959297/ for the announcement of the new date.

Saturday November 9th – charity firework and bonfire display at Cotton Arms in Wrenbury. Featuring a Back To The Future theme, in aid of local charities St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, The Wingate Centre, Friends of Wrenbury School & Aston Cricket Club.
Music & commentary will be provided by RedShift Radio, live music from PhotoBooth Smile as well as stalls, funfair, bouncy castle, food and drinks. Tickets cost just £5 per adult, entry for children under 12 is free, available on the day.

Sunday 10th November – Sandbach Cricket Club ‘Fireworks and Bonfire Night’ at Sandbach Cricket Club, Hind Heath Road, Sandbach. Gates open 5:30pm. Parking £3 across the road at Sandbach United Football Club. Admission prices = Adults £6, Children £4, family-of-four £18, under-5s are free.

(pics and words contributed by Jonathan White)


  1. This tradition was in place long before you had your pets so you should have thought of this when taking on the responsibility of ownership.

    • perhaps I can direct you to Granada reports last night and the feature of a 6 yr old autistic girl whose companion of six months was startled by a firework, bolted and was run over and killed as well as the well documented incidents with emergency services being attacked with too readily available fireworks. With respect to “tradition” we did also drown supposed witches and use leeches to “cure” people but things have moved on a little.

    • I have friends with children who are frightened of fireworks should they have considered contraception because of this so called tradition

  2. How long do residents have to put up with this nonsense. It is bad enough that people buy into the American imported Halloween rubbish, but to then have nearly two weeks fireworks to supposedly celebrate an attempted mass murder. To those who choose to have Home fireworks how would they feel if 20 dog owners with pets sat outside their house for two weeks and let the dogs bark until nearly midnight. That what has been put up with by dog and other pet owners

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