Bonfire & fireworks event is bang on

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The weather was good, which always helps an outdoor event, and with several local events cancelled it certainly looked like we had  record-breaking attendance . As an outdoor event with plenty of space for peopel to spread out - and they did, court 1 was in full use as well as the large grassed area in front of the clubhouse.

Such events don’t happen by accident. The following is a list of those who gave their time for free to ensure the evening ran smoothly, some of them aren’t even currently members so a special thank you to them.

Teresa and Thomas Smith

Food stall
Sharon Cox-Smith, Rachael Harby, Carol Wilkinson and Nicola Jones

Hot drinks
Jamie Spencer and Andrea Simmons

The bar 
Simon, Verity and Sam Mason with Mr Mason Senior

Kitchen back-up
Margaret Taylor and Sarah Ramsey (who also supplied the bonfire toffee and toffee apples)

Bonfire attendants
Raymond Spark and Ian Taylor

On the gate
Joe Troman and Ashleigh Blount

Policing the lane to ensure disabled access only to the car park
Helen Riby

Building the bonfire
Phil Parkin, Ian Taylor, Simon Mason, Mr Mason Senior, Simon Ramsey, Joe Troman, Raymond Spark and Helen Riby

Special thanks to Mark Harby pictured in full protective gear for his onion peeling duties

As well as their ‘on night duties’ many of the same individuals were involved in preparations including: promoting the event, baking the jacket potatoes, preparing the onions, buying supplies, cooking pots of chilli and making toffee apples and bonfire toffee.