East Walton bonfire lights up for charity cash

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Each year, on the closest Saturday to Bonfire Night, a team from the village of East Walton work together to produce a spectacular fireworks display to raise money for good causes.

One of the organisers of this year’s display, Tom Lewis, said: “This year, as it was the centenary of the outbreak of WWI, the team had a tank which trundled around the field until it spotted the red baron approaching from the west.

“At which point a fierce battle ensued which resulted in the baron crashing down and igniting the fire.

“Following the opening was a magnificent fireworks display that lit up the entire sky”.

A total of £1,000 was raised at this year’s event, of which £750 was donated to Scotty’s Little Soldiers, with the remainder going to the village’s St Mary’s Church.

Next year’s bonfire has already been scheduled for Saturday, November 7.

Members of the organising committee are pictured above presenting their cheque to Scotty’s Little Soldiers.