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From the beach to bonfire night!

Wow – what a great end to the Summer! It’s hard to believe that only a couple of weekends ago I was still swimming in the blue, crystal clear, still waters of the sea at Sheringham. At last, the fabled Indian Summer finally turned up, even if somewhat fleetingly.

Sheringham Beach, Norfolk - 30 September, 2011

The sea had become so still that I managed to do some snorkelling near the lifeboat launch slope at Sheringham and discovered a sunken ship wreck, complete with lobsters and crabs scuttling around everywhere. It was quite magical…

But since then, the temperatures have plummeted, forcing all but the hardiest to consider switching on their central heating. Halloween and Bonfire Night adverts have appeared everywhere. And as usual, Christmas is already coming up in conversation…

Corpusty Bonfire Night (Saturday 5 November 2011)

Corpusty Bonfire Night, 2009 - Guy Fawkes burnsOne of our favourite places to go for Bonfire night is Corpusty. I’ve been along for the past 2 years. Corpusty puts on a fantastic firework display and the the enormous bonfire is spectacular.

There’s a very pagan feel to the event as the procession of flaming torches arrives at the bonfire (usually around 7pm) and Guy Fawkes is hoisted into place. The fireworks usually start around 8pm. The Norfolk dialect of the compere takes some beating. This is about as close to ‘The Wicker Man’ as you’ll find in Norfolk!

But seriously, it’s a great night out, with hog roast available and beer from the local pub, The Dukes Head. Last year, a drumming band provided an exciting musical backdrop.

Donations are requested as you arrive. Don’t be mean – there’s a lot of organising and costs to be paid for. Usually they ask for at least £3 a head. It’s worth every penny, so bring some cash with you to drop into the buckets.

The event is very popular so be warned, keep small children close by your side as they can get easily lost in the crowds. Parking can be difficult. There’s a designated field at the back of the village which is the best place to head for.

Here’s a few photos taken at last years Corpusty Bonfire/fireworks night (2010):

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2 Responses to From the beach to bonfire night!

  1. sally sellex says:

    can you tell me what the date is for this years bonfire night fireworks please

    • Josh says:

      Somebody on their Facebook Group page claims it’s always the first Saturday in November which would make it November 3rd this year (2012). But you may want to confirm that with them directly. The Facebook page is the only contact information we have. Search for ‘Corpusty Bonfire Night’ on Facebook to find.

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