The Bonfire and Fireworks display happened again this year, after a gap in 2020 due to restrictions on mass gatherings as a result of the Covid pandemic.
It was a huge pleasure to see so many people at last enjoying an evening out, with family groups very much in evidence.
Work on the event started in early October, with a work-day felling timber for the fire, and enthusiastic help from our local Scouts who helped to move the results to the eventual site of the bonfire. On the morning of the day, a group of volunteers built the fire and set up the site. Despite a rainy start to the day, the fire lit without problems, and the weather was kind for the event itself.
The firework display gets more spectacular every year and we had many compliments from our guests – we hope for something even better in 2022!
The annual bonfire is the major source of funding for the maintenance of the Green and last year we suffered a huge fall in income although the costs of routine maintenance and improvement remained (and increased). This year's event helped hugely to make up the deficit in our funds and will enable us to keep the Green going as an amenity for the village (and we have a fair number of visitors from further afield, especially for the bonfire).
The trustees would like to acknowledge the practical help given by so many volunteers (not only for the bonfire) and the support of Henbury Parish Council who have helped us through a difficult financial year.