Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is an engaging annual celebration that commemorates the failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. This lively holiday is observed across the UK with fireworks displays, bonfires, and delectable treats like toffee apples.

On Sunday, November 5th, residents of Borehamwood gathered at 7 pm to witness an enchanting and, best of all, free fireworks show in honour of Bonfire Night. Meadow Park became a spectacle as the night sky illuminated with an array of colours synchronised with music, captivating the hundreds in attendance. From infants in strollers to school children and the elderly, the entire community was present. Glow-in-the-dark light sticks were a hit, primarily among the younger children, but even the adults couldn't resist enjoying them!

Despite the overall positive reception, some attendees were critical of the event, expressing that it fell short of their expectations. Adjoa, a 14-year-old, commented, “It was nice and all, but I just wish it was longer.” In contrast, younger participants seemed thoroughly delighted. Ben, a 10-year-old, enthusiastically declared, “That was so fun; I will definitely come again next year!” The local accessibility of the fireworks adds to its charm, making it a celebration for everyone in the neighbourhood.

While there were a few detractors, it's worth noting that experiencing the event in person differs significantly from the usual scenario of watching a televised fireworks display from the comfort of a warm living room. The communal atmosphere enhances the enjoyment, making it a memorable occasion.

All in all, the fireworks were a blast - fun, catchy, and got everyone's attention. If you're a local Borehamwood resident, mark your calendars for next year! This Bonfire Night show is a must-see, and the best part? It won't cost you a penny. Catch you there!