The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds
The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds

Tetbury Fireworks Display 2015

Another year passes, and the Club produces another stunning Bonfire Night and Fireworks display. As usual it didn’t go by without its little problems. Letters to the police and fire-service – no problem; emails to Sir William Romney’s School securing the use of their grounds – no problem; emails to Cotswold Fireworks and Chris from UBE (the sound and lighting people) – no problem; meeting Avonvale Football club to help with the clear up the following day – no problem; Tetbury Ruby Football Club to arrange the refreshments – no problem; The Bonfire on the other hand – well there we had a major problem, but thankfully after numerous phone calls and a few sleepless nights on the Thursday before the event, we finally had a bonfire, so all was set.


The day of our Bonfire night started in its normal fashion, with the heavens opening and Tetbury being deluged with rain and strong winds, but that did not dampen the spirits of the die-hard Rotarians who helped to set up the day. With just the bonfire to build, with the help of Richard Witchell and his Matbro, everyone left to get ready to return for the great event!


The firework team turned up, and the weather improved as they started setting up and then, when Chris arrived to set up the lighting and sound system, the weather improved even more and we were all set for a great evening. Clear skies and no wind.


Those who said they would help in the evening turned up, and the final preparations were made and the gates opened, and the great and the good from Tetbury started to arrive and they kept coming and coming!! Half past six came around and the Guy competition took place – only one Guy this year and after the prize giving he was duly marched across to the bonfire and put into his rightful place ready for the rest of the proceedings.


Eventually the bonfire was lit, still a bit damp from the earlier rain, but it took in the end, and still they kept on coming in. The anticipation in the crowd was electric as they waited for the off, but still they arrived.


Then the countdown and the fireworks started. Nobody was disappointed as Cotswold Fireworks yet again did us extremely proud and put on a most stunning performance.