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Thousands of families packed Queens Park in Crewe to enjoy the annual Crewe and Nantwich Lions Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza, writes Jonathan White.

The crowd was treated to a ten-minute display involving several hundred candles, cakes and one-shot fireworks.

The fireworks were supplied and choreographed by the multi award-winning Crewe-based firework company Blitz Fireworks.

Music played in sync with the fireworks during the display included Disney’s ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin, ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ from Mary Poppins and ‘Tale As Old As Time’ from Beauty and the Beast.

Local community radio station The Cat 107.9 FM kept visitors entertained throughout the event with a range of upbeat music.

The Friends of Queens Park sold sparklers to raise money for further projects and improvements within the park.

Refreshments were available in the Park Life Cafe and numerous stalls and there was also a funfair.

The event was organised by Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club.

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All funds raised are distributed by Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club to the local community and worldwide.

Other local firework displays in the near future include:

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 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.

(Images courtesy of Jonathan White)

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