Bonfire Night in Tongham

Bonfire & Fireworks 2023

Yet another fantastic Bonfire and firework night down at Tongham Recreation ground. The locals turned out in great numbers and as always were generous with their donation’s upon entry, raising almost  £ 4300.00 which is an amazing amount, of which 50% will go towards much needed funds to finish off the new scout headquarters along Poyle Road and the other 50% going back to the Parish council for various projects within the village.

We would like to thank everyone for their help in building the bonfire on the Saturday, we had a number of volunteers and I think we ended up with one of the biggest bonfires we have ever had, thanks also to the Parish clerk, Parish councillors and other volunteers who provided much needed tea, coffee and bacon  rolls for all volunteers.

To the day itself, the usual attractions and food outlets were on offer along with a very busy community centre bar, superbly marshalled by the centre manager Charlotte Gray and her staff, the scout’s as always doing their bucket shaking at the main gate and doing their upmost to keep traffic flowing along Poyle Road, as well as feeding everyone at their burger tent.

Thanks to Gordon Tyreman for keeping a careful eye on things via his mobile CCTV unit and to Pete Hawkins, a Tongham based DJ who put on a great show with his varied mix of music. Many thanks to all Parish Councillors for helping to Steward the event.

Finally what can you say regards the fireworks, Jason and his team seem to get better and better with each passing year, throw in the torch light procession by the scouts and you have yourselves a pretty spectacular value for money village event we can all be proud of.

Our humblest apologies if we have forgotten to mention anyone which I guess with so many involved you always run the risk of doing, you all know who you are and that your help is very much appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!!

A special thanks goes to our Parish Council Chairman, Les Oakley, for his arranging of this dazzling event year on year.

Tongham Parish Council

Thank you everyone for coming along and we look forward to seeing you all again in November 2024!