Sunday, 17 December 2017

Crowds enjoy fireworks display

THOUSANDS of people attended the annual fireworks display and bonfire at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.

THOUSANDS of people attended the annual fireworks display and bonfire at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.

The 24th annual event, which took place in the gardens at Joyce Grove on Saturday night, was organised by the charity with support and advice from the Rotary clubs of Henley, Henley Bridge and Reading Abbey.



Attractions included a children's carousel, a barbecue, a Brakspear beer tent a cake stall and a raffle.

Entertainment was provided by the Fiesta Steel Band, from Tilehurst, who played rearranged versions of pop songs including Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and The Final Countdown by Europe.

Children were encouraged to attend in Halloween-themed fancy dress and prizes were awarded for the best costumes following a parade judged by Henley Mayor Julian Brookes.



After the judging, the bonfire was lit and was followed by the fireworks display.

The evening was sponsored by Henley investment firm Invesco Perpetual.





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