Remember, remember the 5th of Novem­ber

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

An au­da­cious plot to dis­rupt West­min­ster will be cel­e­brated with fire next Satur­day in Camp­bel­town. Ever since Guy Fawkes led a band of pro­vin­cial English Catholics in a failed at­tempt to blow-up the House of Lords in 1605, bon­fires have burnt an ef­figy of the York­shire­man and, since about 1650, fire­works have been added to the cel­e­bra­tion. The Toon’s fes­tiv­i­ties, en­tirely sup­ported by vol­un­tary do­na­tions, are co-or­di­nated by Camp­bel­town Fire Sta­tion, Dal­in­to­ber and Mil­l­knowe Ten­ants and Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion, Camp­bel­town Coast­guard and AM Trans­port, which de­liv­ers the fire­works. A spokesper­son for Camp­bel­town Fire Sta­tion said: ‘Since Camp­bel­town bon­fire night started there have been far fewer call-outs to ‘rogue’ bon­fires.’ Young fire­fight­ers raise money to fund the bon­fire and fire­works us­ing col­lec­tion buck­ets on the evening. The fire sta­tion spokesper­son added: ‘This year’s col­lec­tion helps pay for next year. It is a com­mu­nity event, lo­cally funded and any do­na­tions are much ap­pre­ci­ated. To sup­port the event send a mes­sage to the Camp­bel­town Fire Sta­tion Face­book page.’ This year Graeme Har­vey will pro­vide musical en­ter­tain­ment be­fore the fire is lit at 7pm, fol­lowed by the fire­works at 7.30pm. In ad­di­tion vol­un­teers will hand-out sweet­ies and glow sticks to chil­dren. It has been stressed the event, also pro­moted on its web­site by www. ex­plore­camp­bel­, is weather de­pen­dent and pre­cise tim­ings may need to be changed ac­cord­ing to the risk as­sess­ment.


Camp­bel­town’s Young Fire Fight­ers will be in ac­tion on Guy Fawkes night.

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