Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Remember Remember the 5th November

Six local community groups held spectacular firework displays this week thanks to grants from Neath Port Talbot Council.

Seven Sisters RFC, Glyncorrwg Village People, Baglan Community Church, Ystalyfera RFC, Banwen RFC and Coed Hirwaun Primary School PTFA were all successful in their bids for grants from the Council this year.

Hundreds of happy youngsters and their families watched the colourful celebrations.

The grant scheme was set up to encourage organisations to hold small displays throughout the county borough giving residents an opportunity to celebrate Bonfire Night safely within walking distance from their own homes.

Every year people commemorate the capture of notorious traitor Guy Fawkes who conspired to hatch a gunpowder plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

His attempt failed and he was captured so celebrations are held every year on November 5th with bonfires and fireworks and by burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes.

All the displays were a tremendous success and communities were extremely grateful to the Council for their help and advice.

Council Leader, Ali Thomas, said, "The Council is pleased to support these local groups, many of whom are volunteers who give freely of their time into putting on these great family events which can be enjoyed in safety and in their own locality."


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