Lions event will light up the skies in Horncastle

Organised displays are often the best - and safest - way to celebrate Bonfire Night.
Organised displays are often the best - and safest - way to celebrate Bonfire Night.
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Horncastle’s biggest - and best - bonfire will once again be in the hands of the town’s Lions.

It will be held at Langton Hill on Wednesday November 5 and, as ever, will feature a whole range of attractions for the entire family.

There will be a bumper bonfire, an organised firework display and a range of refreshments.

The Lions’ event regularly attracts hundreds of visitors and the organisation is hoping for another big turn out this year - along with dry weather.

Apart from providing entertainment on the night, the event also raises vital funds for a number of charities.

Lions spokesman Bob Wayne said: “From a community point of view - and the emergency services - it is a lot better and a lot safer for people to pay a few pounds to come and see an organised display.

“After all, you don’t get many fireworks in a £10 box those days.

“It’s a great night. We’ve been running this for years and hopefully 2014 will be bigger and better than ever.”

It could well prove to be one of the last years the Lions stage their fund-raising bonfire at Langton Hill.

Adjoining land is, of course, subject to a controversial proposal for new homes.

Meanwhile, in Woodhall Spa, there is chance to enjoy what is billed as one of the biggest and best firework display in Lincolnshire at Bainland Country Park on Saturday November 8.

According to the park, you can stay in one of their luxurious lodges or bungalows for three nights - and get free entry to the firework display.

Whatever your plans to celebrate bonfire night, there is some simple safety advice.

Young people always should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers.

Only adults should deal with firework displays and the lighting of fireworks.

They should also take care of the safe disposal of fireworks, once they have been used.

The ten golden rules are:

*Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.

*Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.

*Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.

*Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back.

*Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.

*Never return to a firework once it has been lit.

*Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.

*Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.

*Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.

*Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.