following predictions to the contrary, the weather was
quite reasonable during the early part of the evening
on Guy Fawkes night and crowds turned up as usual to enjoy
a splendid evening of firework entertainment in safety,
provided by the Ross Lions and their supporters.
price of admittance to the display was the same as in
previous years and, according to the takings, the number
of people attending also remained at a similar level.
A grand sum of £4,400 being raised for the local Lions
Lions apologize for the slow start to the provision of
refreshments. They were not prepared for an early rush
for the purchase of hot-dogs and burgers. Queues began
forming an hour before the lighting of the bonfire, before
the food had been cooked. The Lions say that this will
not occur next year.
event began with a torchlight parade by Ross-on-Wye Cubs,
followed by the lighting of the bonfire. The bonfire was
back to its usual size, after having being much smaller
last year and it burned spectacularly.
refreshment stalls did a roaring trade, working hard to
keep up with demand.
the St. John Ambulance staff were not required, other
than to look after one little boy who was feeling unwell.