Abergavenny fireworks display

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Coordinates: 51°49′41″N 3°02′06″W / 51.828021°N 3.035048°W / 51.828021; -3.035048 The Abergavenny fireworks display is an annual organized fireworks display[1] held each year on November 5th, Guy Fawkes Night in Abergavenny, Wales. The event takes place in Belgrave Park (NP7 7AT), at the Nevill hall hospital end of town (not at the hospital its self). It has been running each year since about 1968.

The event is run and organized by the local social networking group Abergavenny and District Round Table[2], which is one of the hundreds of branches in the UK of the Round Table (club)[3]. It is a non profit event with all proceeds being distributed to charity’s and good courses, primarily in and around the Abergavenny area. Some of the those to have benefited from monies raised from the Abergavenny fireworks display include: Abergavenny Scouts, Crickhowell Scouts, Jigsaw community project, Llanbedr Village Thai Boxing, Mardy Juniors Football, RTB Ebbw Vale Junior AFC Club, a fuller list is on the Abergavenny and District web site[4] .

History[change | change source]

The Abergavenny fireworks display was originally started to provide a display for the children’s home in c1965 it moved to its current location of Belgrave park in c1968 as the fireworks could be seen from the nearby Nevill hall hospital, the fireworks display has been put on every year since, up to the present.

Poster competition[change | change source]

A competition is held with the help of the local schools to design a poster for the Abergavenny fireworks display. The posters are used as part of the advertising of the event. The 2011 winners were unveiled on the front page on the Abergavenny Chronicle[5]. With the winners and their class mates receiving child entrance tickets to the fireworks display, and the school receiving a donation.

References[change | change source]

  1. Abergavenny Chronicle – Abergavenny fireworks display
  2. Abergavenny and District Round Table
  3. Round Table (club)
  4. Abergavenny and District Round Table - Donations
  5. Abergavenny Chronicle – Poster competition

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