A view of the amusements just after opening at Heaton Park on Guy Fawkes Night in 2019. Little did the Showmen present realise at the time it would be the last bonfire fair there for the foreseeable future.

Bonfire Night misery for Showmen as councils cancel fireworks displays across the country

Bonfire Night looked like being a damp squib for showmen in many UK cities as cash-strapped local authorities pulled the plug on their official firework displays. Many events that were suspended during the pandemic over concerns about public crowding were cancelled this bonfire season. This …
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