Remember remember the 4th of November

This year, Chesterfield’s Fireworks Extravaganza takes place on Sunday 4th November at Stand Recreation Ground, Whittington Moor.

The annual firework event organised by the Borough Council commemorates 100 years since the end of World War One include a bonfire which will be lit by members of Chesterfield’s Ex-servicemen’s association, a short act of remembrance including standard bearers and playing of the Last Post to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The Chesterfield fireworks display will be set to music, which will include a rendition of I Vow To Thee My Country by the Central Band of the Royal British Legion, alongside current and past chart songs.

Gates for the annual firework event will open at 4pm.  The bonfire will be lit at 18.00 and the Fireworks will take place at 7pm.

Before the fireworks, there will be live entertainment from 5.30pm.

Entertainment includes:

Ben Haenow.   Ben won the eleventh series of The X Factor in 2014.  Following his win, his debut single, a cover of OneRepublic’s “Something I Need”, was released in December 2014. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2014 Christmas number one.

Four of Diamonds, who were X-Factor finalists in 2016 and singer Amir

Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “The fireworks display is always one of the most popular events that we put on but this year we hope it will be even more special.

“We are organising a lot of events in Chesterfield over the next month to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the end of the First World War so thought it would be a good idea to also have a memorial bonfire at this event.

“After the event, the ashes from the bonfire will be collected in a memorial container and will then go on display in the Mayor’s Parlour at Chesterfield Town Hall.

“So I would encourage everyone to come down to Stand Road Park on Sunday 4 November to enjoy a great night’s entertainment.”

Entry costs £2 per person, with under 5s free. Exact money is needed as no change can be given. Residents are encouraged to arrive at the event as early as possible to avoid congestion at the entrance gates.

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