A host of events are taking place across the district to celebrate Bonfire Night.
Upper Niddderdale Scout Group is hosting the annual bonfire and fireworks spectacular on the showfield on Saturday, November 2. 6.30pm, entry is free. If you have wood for the bonfire, call Sharon on 01423 711585.
Burnt Yates’ Bonfire: on the Community Field on Tuesday, November 5, at 6.30pm. £2 for parent and child. Offers of donations towards fireworks gratefully received. Barrie Whitehead 01423 770082.
Primrose Lane PTA: present Boston Spa’s Community Bonfire and fireworks spectacular at Primrose Lane School on Saturday, November 9. Gates open at 5.30 with the bonfire being lit at 6.30 and the grand firework display starting at 7pm.
Spofforth Annual Village Bonfire is on Sunday, November 3. Gates open at 5.15pm; bonfire lit at 6pm, fireworks 6.30pm. £3 adults, £1.50 Child, £8 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children).
Annual firework party Dropping Well Inn, Knaresborough, Saturday, November 2, 6.30pm start.
Thorner firework festival and bonfire, Saturday, November 2, from 6.30pm. Fireworks at 7pm and 8pm.
Ulleskelf Village Bonfire & Firework Display, Tuesday November 5, free admission.Fire lit at 6pm, firework display at 6.30pm. Gaynor O’Hearne 07775 784 192
Tuesday, November 5, Lofthouses Field. The fire will be lit at 6.30pm. Fireworks at 7pm. Judith 01765 658098.
Aspin Park Primary School Fireworks Night, November 4, 6pm. Opening from 5.45pm. Facebook: Aspin PTA or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
1st Collingham Scout Group will hold their annual Bonfire and Firework Display on Friday, November 8, next to the Scout Hut on Harewood Road in Collingham. Fire lit at 6.30pm with the fireworks starting at 7 pm. £7 for a family of 4 with extra adults at £3 and extra children at £2.
Guy Fawkes Blood and Treason at Ripley Castle, Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3. Family friendly Castle Tours for families with children aged five to 16 years.
Harrogate Charity Bonfire, Saturday, November 2. Oatlands Stray. Starts 6pm. Bonfire lit 6.30 with fireworks at 7.15pm. Admission is free.
Fifth Annual Bonfire and Firework Display: Tuesday, November 5, at the Show field Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith. Gates open 6pm, bonfire 6.30pm, fireworks 7pm. Funds towards the staging of the 2014 Tockwith and District Show. No sparklers allowed. Michelle 07889 584206.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed tips for those celebrating.
The service recommends:
Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back.
Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
Build your bonfire downwind and well away from buildings, trees, bushes or other flammable materials.
Clear away grass to form a circle of earth around the fire.
Build the fire stack so than it collapses inward when burning.
Watch for flying embers and sparks.
Don’t use petrol or paraffin to start the fire.
Don’t leave the fire unattended.
Never throw aerosol or LPG containers on the fire.
Ensure the fire is put out and cover the ashes with earth.
Our message is to enjoy the celebrations, but do so carefully and responsibly.
For more listings of bonfire events, please see What’s On in our weekend section or the Area News pages in this week’s Harrogate Advertiser, on sale now.