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South Park fireworks display countdown has started


Oct 11, 2022

Preparations will soon be under way for the huge bonfire and fireworks display at South Park in Oxford.

Oxford Round Table's Annual Charity Fireworks Display was cancelled at the last minute in 2020, as the nation went into a second national lockdown.

Organisers were 'excited' to welcome back crowds to celebrate the annual event's 53rd year last year.

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This November, the big fundraiser takes place on Saturday, November 5.

The website says: "A household event in Oxford, the Oxford Round Table Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display is widely considered to be Oxfordshire’s largest firework display for charity.

"The 54th annual charity fireworks display will feature: A traditional spectacular fireworks display, an enormous bonfire constructed by Round Table members & volunteers, Hebborn’s Funfair, a fully licenced bar, a fabulous Super Family Tent, dedicated enclosure and viewing area (accessible with the Super Family Ticket)."

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You can book tickets or buy at the gate on the night, which open at 4.30pm.

The fireworks start at 7.15pm and the bonfire is lit soon after from 7.35pm.

Oxford Bus Company to help reduce congestion and traffic within the city, will operate from Thornhill (from where Oxford Bus Company will have additional buses operating), Seacourt and Redbridge park and rides.

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This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team more than 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

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