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Pleased to Remember - posted 21st November, 2011

Pictures and copy by Gary Wyatt


Remember, remember, the fifth of November ….. This year the date fell on a Saturday, so it was both a convenient and historically accurate day for Hethersett Athletic Football Club to hold their annual fireworks event.

Two separate displays were on offer, with a less noisy one for the younger children and a splendid 15 minute display for others later in the evening. There was a village fête appearance about the event, with stalls offering food and drink, and also more strenuous activities in the shape of a climbing wall and what looked like a kind of horizontal bungee jumping. 

The helpers responsible for lighting the fireworks did an excellent job, with well co-ordinated displays which went off without a hitch. It was a rather dank evening but this only added to the atmospheric scene on the High School playing field, with fireworks lighting up the mist in the sky and that wonderful smell associated with fireworks drifting around the field. Congratulations are due to all who helped with this excellent community event.

Club secretary and founder Mel Perkins MBE said: "The community spirit was certainly alive and kicking as over 1,000 people attended the event which was organised by our club in conjunction with the 1st Cringleford Scouts. It was a great social evening climaxing with a spectacular display that had the crowd clapping and cheering."