Fabulous fireworks in store across the Vale - full list of events

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Thousands of people are expected to support the popular firework extravaganza held at Aylesbury Rugby Club over Guy Fawkes weekend, writes Heather Jan Brunt.

The annual event is enjoyed by young and old, with many families traditionally attending the spectacular show.



Spokeswoman Kay Butler said: “We’re looking forward to it massively. We normally get about 6,000 people coming. We are proud to host and support one of the biggest and longest established events in the area.”

A funfair with fairground rides, live music, a dance troup, food and drink will all add to the atmosphere at the ground on Saturday, November 3.

Many families consider the organised event to be safer, more impressive and to have a better atmosphere than spending a few pounds on fireworks for the back garden.

Kay said: “We are encouraging everyone to come along. We will have a fantastic fireworks display and there is a lovely family feel to the event, as well as live music.”

Fireworks light up the night sky in Thorpe Arnold

Fireworks light up the night sky in Thorpe Arnold

Kay and her colleague Mix 96 presenter Nathan Cooper will host the evening, with Street Stars handing out goodie bags and live music from local band The Shindig, supported by dance troup Lockdown.

Kay said: “Shindig will play music from the Seventies through to today.”

Gates open at 4.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm and the firework display starts at 8pm.

A free bus service will be operating from Aylesbury town centre to the rugby club in Weston Turville.

Tickets cost £5 in advance or can be bought on the night for £6. Admission for children aged under-three is free.

Tickets can be purchased from Aylesbury Tourist Board; Wendover Tourist Board; Jakeman Sports in Fairford Leys; and Weston Stores in Weston Turville.

Other fireworks shows include:

Saturday November 3:

Haddenham: St Mary’s School from 5.30pm.

Marsworth: Recreation ground from 6pm.

Princes Risborough: From 5.30pm at Princes Risborough School’s playing field.

Stoke Mandeville: Community centre in Eskdale Road from 5pm.

Ivinghoe: From 6pm on the village lawn.

Steeple Claydon: Recreation Ground, Meadoway, from 6.30pm.

Sunday November 4

Silverstone race course (free entry)

Bledlow Ridge, next to The Boot pub in Chinnor Road from 4pm.

Friday November 9

Chinnor’s Mill Lane School, featuring fire juggling from 6pm.

Saturday November 10

Long Crendon School from 5.30pm, by the firm that has provided shows for Big Brother,the Rolling Stones, Kew Gardens and Dame Shirley Bassey among others.

Wingrave School PTA organised event from 6pm at The Knoll in Church Street.