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Bonfire Night in Leeds 2010
Bonfire Night at Roundhay Park
Bonfire Night at Roundhay Park - a spectacular array of colour

"Remember, remember the Fifth of November..."

The night sky above Leeds will soon be aglow with colour as the city celebrates Bonfire Night.

The annual free event will take place on Friday 5 November 2010 with bonfires and spectacular firework displays held at six sites across the city.

It of course marks the anniversary of Guy Fawkes' failed 'Gunpowder Plot' to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.

All six bonfires are organised by Leeds City Council, with the largest bonfire event in the city taking place at Roundhay Park.

The event is again expected to attract a crowd of 70,000 people of all ages with the bonfire being lit at 7.30pm and the firework display commencing at 8pm.

Events will also be happening at Springhead Park in Rothwell, East End Park, Middleton Park, Woodhouse Moor and Bramley Park with bonfires being lit at 7pm and fireworks starting at 7.30pm.

Leeds City Council executive member for leisure Councillor Adam Ogilvie said:

"Bonfire Night is one of the highlight events of the year and it is the perfect opportunity for families and people of all ages to come together and have a safe and enjoyable time.

"The Roundhay Park bonfire in particular is one of the biggest in the country and the atmosphere is always fantastic. We are very grateful to all our sponsors for their support and we look forward to another great Bonfire Night."



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