Gunpowder plot in Sidbury

PUBLISHED: 16:31 25 October 2011 | UPDATED: 16:31 25 October 2011

Houses of Parliament to be burned to the ground

THE gunpowder plot will be re-enacted when Sidbury fizzles with fireworks fun next Saturday, November 5.

And organisers of the village’s annual spectacular have promised the legendary bid to blow up the Houses of Parliament will be a success this time round.

The traditional bonfire will be built as a replica of the historic London landmark - then burnt to the ground at Sidbury Manor.

Guy Fawkes will be present to light the fuse at 6.30pm.

Gates open at 5.30 pm and live music will be provided by local band the Raphalites.

A huge firework display starts at 7.15pm.

A licensed bar will serve real ales, mulled wine and a hog roast, barbeque, tea and coffee, soft drinks and toffee apples will be available in a marquee.

Discounted tickets (£5 adults and £3 children under 16) are available before Thursday (November 3) from Drew’s of Sidbury, the Red Lion and Rising Sun pubs. Under fives can enter for free.

Around 2,000 people attended last year’s event.

Proceeds from the night will go to DecAid, which helps current and ex-servicemen and women, and their families, affected by the conflict in Afghanistan, and local charities.

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