Monday, November 05, 2007


The weekend started with a bang at the Clapham Common bonfire night fireworks display. According to Time Out, this is one of the biggest displays in south London, with some 100,000 visitors. The fireworks were provided by Festival Fireworks, winners of the Italian Pyrotechnical Association World Championships. 

And very good they were too. There were a fair sprinkling of unusual ones, and after half-an-hour it climaxed spectularly, if slightly out of synch with the music (Starwars theme).

Usually one can see Wandsworth Common’s fireworks from Clapham, but this year Wandsworth Council decided to cut back on fireworks. Let us hope Labour Lambeth keeps up the tradition, even now they don’t have to demonstrate heavier fire power than the Tories.


Boz said...

Next year I shall be avoiding the crowds and watching from the garden at The Sun or the roof terrace of The Frog And Forget-Me-Knot. And getting the rounds in while everyone is getting sore necks on the Common.

Hedgie said...

Sounds like a great idea!