Behind the Village Hall from 6.00pm

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The nights are really drawing in now, and mornings have that unmistakable misty chill. The golden season of Autumn is truly upon us, and as long as Covid-19 restrictions aren’t reinstated, we can once again look forward to our traditional annual Whixley Bonfire Night celebrations!

With a spectacular and professional firework display, the bonfire will be held behind the village hall on Saturday 6th November.  It’s said that this is one of the best displays in the district.  Everyone’s welcome. The bonfire will be lit at 6.40 with fireworks at 7.00pm prompt. 

Food will be available from 6.00pm – both before and after the fireworks and as good as ever: look forward to seasonal goodies like hot-pot, hot dogs, baked potatoes, parkin, toffee apples and more.

The Village Hall bar will be open from 6.00pm too.

Organising this favourite event costs over £2,000, and we need YOUR voluntary donations to keep it going. Most of us have had to reduce our reliance on cash over the last 18 months, and so – rather than making a door-to-door collection – this year we’re asking you to make donations electronically, via a dedicated page on the Whixley Village Web site. Please click the DONATE button now, and give as generously as you can.  You can also make a cash donation on the night.

HELP! It takes a considerable amount of hard work by many people to make this happen: collecting, building & clearing the fire, preparing and selling the food, setting up and tidying the hall, marshalling, collecting cash donations… …you get the idea.  It’s all fun, a great way of meeting people, and very much appreciated by the community. If you feel able to help out, whether in advance or on the night – or both – then please contact:

  • Rick on 01423 331477 to help with the bonfire itself;
  • Dee on 01423 330639 to assist with the food and catering, including baking;
  • Keith on 07946 516712 to help out in other ways.

Looking forward to seeing you!