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Final bonfire preparations underway

The Mayor of Dudley has been supporting final preparations for this Saturday’s Himley Bonfire and Fireworks event (November 2).

Principal sponsor Wates Living Space joined the Mayor on his tour, where they took the opportunity to do a wildlife check around the bonfire pallets.

The legendary fun night out for all the family promises to once again light up the night’s sky with this year’s theme ‘To the Moon and Back’.

Offering a spectacular pyrotechnic display, the Dudley Council organised event will celebrate 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission created history by being the first ever manned moon landing.

Advanced online ticketing means that people can still buy discounted tickets online - standard adult £10, standard child and senior citizen £5.50, family (two adults, two children) £24.

Following on from its popularity of last year, the event will boast a premium viewing area on the South Lawns near the hall with a private bar, gourmet food, a lit marquee, large screen with live entertainment and elevated views.

Full details can be found at or facebook @HimleyHallI

In addition there will be a unique night market as well as a giant funfair, Heart 100.7, live entertainment and seasonal refreshments.

The Mayor of Dudley Councillor David Stanley said:

"It was great to see all the work and preparation at Himley Hall and Park today, we didn’t see any wildlife on our walk around the bonfire pallets but the teams will continue to check right up until the event.
"I would like to remind everyone that tickets are still on sale and that people can save significant amounts off the gate price when they book online now."

Rowenna Valintine, community investment manager at Wates Living Space, said:

"We are thrilled to be sponsors of this year’s Himley Bonfire and it was a pleasure to join the Mayor of Dudley in some of the final preparations today.
"Other event sponsors for this year’s event are Intu Merry Hill, K2 Services Ltd, Promarco and Ruskin Properties."

Gates open at 4.30pm, bonfire lit at 7.45pm and a 25 minute fireworks display is at 8.30pm.

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