Some great footage from the camera at the front of the display as well as some drone footage interwoven in. Many thanks to Steve Sangster for the drone shots – you can see more of his work on Twitter @SteveSangster.
Photographer Chris Weedon returned to join us on Saturday 8 November at the 20th anniversary fireworks display at Langley Park School for Girls, organised by the Rotary Club of West Wickham and school’s PSA. Chris has taken pictures of … Continue reading →
After what can only be described as rubbish weather all morning and early afternoon we have a fantastic evening yesterday at West Wickham and Beckenham’s Langley Park School for Girls where we put our show for the Rotary Club of West Wickham and LPGS PSA. The skies cleared, the crowd turnout was huge and the show ran smoothly. We even managed to get the vehicles off the field this time without any bother. Video to follow.
For full details see the display’s website – www.westwickhamfireworks.co.uk
Gates open at 6pm with fireworks at approximately 7pm. Adult tickets £6, Children (aged 16 or under) £3.50 (under 5s free). Family advance tickets from Langley Park School for Girls, other supporting schools and Matthews Jewellers 22 – 24 High Street, West Wickham. On the gate tickets from 6pm on the day.
Hot food, drinks mulled wine and glow sticks available to purchase.
No parking is available on the school premises but there is plenty in surrounding roads. Please park considerately.
We had some fantastic feedback on last year’s show including some comments on Twitter:
“Amazing fireworks at Langley park school tonite loved it”
“Sparkle and glitter… tip top fireworks at Langley Park GS tonight”
We were very fortunate to have photographer Chris Weedon at the Langley Park School for Girls display. He has taken a fantastic set of photos and has very kindly allowed us to reproduce one here. A much larger selection can be seen here.
On Saturday 10 November we fired the annual Rotary Club of West Wickham and Langley Park School for Girls PSA display. A landmark event in the local calendar for the past 18 years. A crowd of around 2,500 turned out after a drizzly day which transformed into a cold evening to watch the show, raising valuable funds for the school and local charities. Many thanks to everyone for their support and also to Sound Services for all their help.
The show has been written up in the local newspaper as well as getting some great comments on Twitter including:
The Rotary Club of West Wickham and Langley Park School for Girls PSA aims to beat their fundraising record of £8,200 from their 2011 fireworks event at this year’s fireworks display at Langley Park School for Girls in Hawksbrook Lane on Saturday 10 November 2012. Gates open at 6pm and the display starts at 7pm.
Ticket prices are adults £6, Children £3.50, Under 5s go free. Family tickets of £14 for two adults and two children available only in advance from participating local schools and Matthews Jewellers in West Wickham.
Proceeds from the display go to St Christopher’s Hospice, other charities and community projects, and to the school.
2012 is the 18th fireworks display and is one of the longest running in the Beckenham and West Wickham area.
According to organiser John Thornton from the West Wickham Rotary Club, the display has a strong track record of attracting a significant amount of local support. He says: “We deliberately keep the prices family friendly and if you buy a family ticket in advance you get a better rate than on the night. This is a major fund-raising event for the area and it is the area that benefits as a result.”
In addition to the fireworks, there will be music, hot food, drinks – including mulled wine – and some intriguing novelties organised by the Langley Park School for Girls Parents/Staff Association.
The fireworks display is being provided by The Knights of Fire Fireworks.