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King's Lynn prepares for 10th Fawkes in the Walks celebration




Scenes from the Fawkes in The Walks 2017 firework display in King’s Lynn - The firework display over the Red Mount.. (5083632)
Scenes from the Fawkes in The Walks 2017 firework display in King’s Lynn - The firework display over the Red Mount.. (5083632)

One of Lynn’s biggest community events will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this week.

Preparations are well underway for the annual Fawkes in the Walks bonfire and firework display, which takes place in the town park on Friday night.

West Norfolk Council deputy leader Elizabeth Nockolds said: “If you’ve started thinking about where to celebrate Bonfire Night, Friday 2 November is the date for your diary.

“Fawkes in The Walks will be as spectacular as ever, and I’d urge everyone to come along and join us.”

The event opens from 6pm, with borough mayor Nick Daubney lighting the bonfire at 6.30pm. The firework display starts at 8pm.

This year, the display also has its own Snapchat filter. Between 5pm and 9pm users can add the official filter to their snaps and let their friends know they’re enjoying the event. The borough council will also be sharing any snaps that are saved and posted to Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #FawkesinTheWalks.

The event is free to attend, though a voluntary collection will be made on the evening to help cover its costs. Charges may be made for other activities, such as the rides.

The entrance to The Walks from Seven Sisters/Extons Road will be closed on the evening from 7:45pm, and those planning to enter the park from that end are advised to use the Tennyson Avenue entrance instead.

Council officials have advised attendees travelling by car to use the St James multi-storey car park, the closest to the site. People are also advised not to bring pets to the event and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by and adult.



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