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Lighting Up The West Didsbury Skies…

November 6, 2010
Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Primary School is a great example of a school which works with the local community. From Summer Fetes to gigs to a venue for meetings such as the recent Parking Debate, the school is a real community focal point. And this was definitely in evidence at the recent Bonfire Night Extravaganza. We knew from enquiries through Didsbury Life and phone calls that this would be a popular event – and how right we were!

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Even though it was raining at 6.00pm, the school fields were really packed. Greens Restaurant was on hand to fill everyone up with chilli and baked potatoes, toffee-apples were a-plenty and glow sticks were glowing. The evening started with a Lantern Display which was really beautiful –

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Synchronised Lantern Lighting @Cavendish, West Didsbury

Synchronised Lantern Lighting @Cavendish, West Didsbury

The bonfire was bigger and better than previous years – thanks to the generosity of people who’d donated wood – and the Cavendish team who’d spent much of the afternoon building it –

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Paul was unharmed in the taking of this picture...

Paul was unharmed in the taking of this picture...

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

The fireworks finale was really spectacular – the children at the school had voted X-Factor style, for their favourite fireworks – and so were treated to a very colourful display of rockets, Catherine Wheels, bangers, whizzers and waterfall cascades.

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

And, it wasn’t just the children who gazed up in awe, at the pyrotechnic display happening over West Didsbury last night…

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

Cavendish Bonfire Event, West Didsbury

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2010 8:03 pm

    Thanks to everyone who supported this PTA event. We raised over £1100 for the school funds.

  2. October 12, 2012 1:04 pm

    Please spare a thought for the local wildlife when considering flying lanterns. They can cause damage through ingestion, entanglement and entrapment of all animals. http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/helpandadvice/chineselanterns

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