Dazzling display lights up the sky

Brighouse Juniors Football Club last Bonfire and Fireworks show. Pictured are
Brighouse Juniors Football Club last Bonfire and Fireworks show. Pictured are

THOUSANDS of people made bonfire and firework shows go off with a bang across Brighouse.

Fireworks could be seen across the skyline at the weekend as families attended a host of events .

There were mixed emotions at Hove Edge as Brighouse Juniors football club held its last ever event.

Georgina Brearley, from the club said: “ The event was a fantastic night making a record breaking amount of around £5,000.

“Families from all over came to enjoy the Grand Finale Last Ever Spectacular with around 2,500 people attending.

“Children and adults alike made use of the sweet stall and the pie and peas went down a treat on such a cold night.

“It is sad that this was our last bonfire but we now have to look to the future for our next venture.”

The club is set to begin work on its new 3G all weather pitch at its headquarters on Halifax Road.

Another junior football club was celebrating its successful bonfire night.

Clifton Rangers saw numbers at an all time high at its show held on Towngate, Clifton.

Chris Smith, chairman of the football club, said: “A large part of the numbers was down to Clifton Village Committee who helped push flyers through doors.

“They also helped us promote the event in St John’s Academy and the other nearby schools and nurseries.

“We have had a lot of positive feedback from the event which is excellent.

“There was the usual hot food and drink, light toys and the firework display timed to music.

“We raised £1,300 which will be going towards the under 16’s team who we send on a trip abroad to play in football tournaments.”

Carr Green Primary School’s Parents and Teachers Association got proceedings underway with its annual firework display in Rastrick. Other shows and bonfires at Lightcliffe Scouts, The Casa Hotel on Elland Road, and Brighouse Rangers’ event at the sports club on Bradford Road were also a huge success.