Lighing Up Dartford

Dartford celebrated the Guy Fawkes night in it’s Central Park on Saturday 4th of November. The celebration originally came from Guy (Guido) Fawkes who was apart of the Gunpowder plot in 1605. He attempted to blow up King James I and his government because he wanted England to be catholic again instead of a Protestant country. However, his plan failed as one member of the group notified a friend who worked in the parliament. The King’s supporters found out and before they could blow up the House of Parliament, the guards came in to arrest and execute them. When we light bonfires to remember this event, there would traditionally be a dummy man on top of them. That dummy represented Guy Fawkes, which is where the name of this celebration came from. 

On Saturday 4th November (although usually, it is celebrated on the 5th November) in Dartford Central Park, the Dartford Lions organised their famous firework display as they have done every year for the past 40 years. The firework display is one of the biggest displays in North Kent. 

The bonfire was built by members and the timber was donated by businesses and residents. It was lit by the mayor of Dartford: Rosanna Currand. The club had recently marked it’s 100th year anniversary so the Bonfire Night was very important to them to be successful.

Dartford hosted this year’s Guy Fawkes with an impressive firework display, funfair, shops, a bonfire and more! At cheap prices, Dartford amazed us with the beautiful display of fireworks which lit up the night. The huge crowd  gasped in awe and amazement when the colours painted the sky!

The annual event was a huge success as people went home with satisfaction and their camera rolls filled with a reminder of their good time.

We look forward to witness the Dartford Lions spectacular firework display next year!