GWRT Downend Firework Night & Party: 1st November 2013
By Mike Gay
The Great Western Round Table Firework Show is a well established event in Downend and draws good support from the local community. Most of our Members agreed that attendance was down on last year: one reason being that Cleve Rugby Club were holding their firework display in nearby Mangotsfield at the same time.
Back in Downend there were two displays, the earliest containing fewer loud bangs being designed for smaller children, but the main event was the full-fat, full-on display; this year with musical accompaniment. In fact there was very much more music with several performers having kept the crowd entertained whilst they assembled for the main event.
Nine F&D Members were pleased to help the Round Tablers with marshalling duties (as we have done for many years) in two teams on two gates. We checked for tickets or took money for those who didn
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