Enjoy bonfire magic at council’s six firework spectacles

Picture by Allan McKenzie/YP - 05/11/2014 - Press - Roundhay Park Bonfire - Roundhay Park, Leeds, England - The Roundhay bonfire fireworks display.
Picture by Allan McKenzie/YP - 05/11/2014 - Press - Roundhay Park Bonfire - Roundhay Park, Leeds, England - The Roundhay bonfire fireworks display.
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Six public bonfires will be held across Leeds this week to celebrate November 5.

People are invited to visit the bonfire events and watch the firework displays, organised by Leeds City Council.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/YP - 05/11/2014 - Press - Roundhay Park Bonfire - Roundhay Park, Leeds, England - Crowds look on as the bonfire rages.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/YP - 05/11/2014 - Press - Roundhay Park Bonfire - Roundhay Park, Leeds, England - Crowds look on as the bonfire rages.

The biggest celebration is at Roundhay Park and attracts a crowd of around 70,000 people every year. The bonfire on Soldiers Field will be lit at 7.30pm, followed by fireworks at 8pm.

The other five bonfires - at Bramley Park, Springhead Park, Woodhouse Moor, Middleton Park, and East End Park - will be lit at 7pm, with fireworks at 7.30pm.

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive member for communities said: “Our public bonfires are always a great way to enjoy the festivities of November 5, and I am delighted to say that this year we will once again be hosting six great events across the city.

“The crowds that we attract to each of our bonfires are always large, and with that in mind we would ask people to arrive early so they can enjoy all the fun and not miss out on our fantastic firework displays.

“An amazing amount of hard work is undertaken every year behind the scenes to arrange each event, and once again I would like to personally thank all our council staff, sponsors and partners who play their part in this memorable night.”

Land Securities at the White Rose Shoppig Centre sponsors the Middleton Park bonfire.

Nikki Appleton, the centre’s marketing manager, said: “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship and association with this great community event, which is always enjoyed by so many people.”

The council has asked visitors to leave their own fireworks and sparklers at home, in the interests of safety.

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