In brief: South Leeds firework displays

Fireworks.jpgThe Hunslet Club – Saturday 2 November

The Hunslet Club hosts its annual Fireworks Display this Saturday (2 November 2013). Gates open 6pm with display starting approximately 7:30. Numbers are limited to 300 people for health and safety reasons so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Bar will remain open until late.

Holbeck Working Men’s Club – Saturday 2 November

Fireworks from 7pm, the club opens at 6pm and food will be available.

Middleton Park – Tuesday 5 November

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm and fireworks go off at 7.30pm. The Council say they want to create a great atmosphere for all the family, in a safe child-friendly environment; so they ask you to please leave your fireworks (including sparklers) at home, wrap up warm and enjoy the displays provided for you. The Middleton Park bonfire is organised by Leeds City Council and sponsored by the White Rose Centre.

Firework Facts*

  • Until 1959 it was illegal NOT to celebrate Bonfire Night in the UK
  • Fireworks can travel up to 150 mph
  • It is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under 18
  • Three sparklers burning together are as hot as a blow torch

If you’re holding your own firework display please be aware of this general firework safety advice issued by RoSPA

Young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should deal with firework displays and the lighting of fireworks. They should also take care of the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used.

  1. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable
  2. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time
  3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
  4. Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back
  5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
  6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit
  7. Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
  8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
  9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
  10. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

* Thanks to Bonfire Night Safety

If you know any other public bonfire celebrations in South Leeds please tellus about them in the comments section below.