Annual fireworks display is set to be the biggest and best yet…

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The 62nd Tunbridge Wells’ Fireworks Display is back this Saturday [November 2] and people looking to celebrate bonfire night with a bang are being urged to get their tickets now.

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Dunorlan Park to see more than 4,500 fireworks light up the sky over the lake at the weekend.

The annual display, which has been running since 1957, is not only one of the oldest events in the town but also the most popular, with around 12,000 people expected to flock through the gates on Saturday.

The fireworks begin at 7pm and gates open in Pembury Road and Bayhall Road from 5:30pm.

Organisers the Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table has said tickets are selling out fast so are urging anybody wanting to attend this year to book in advance.

All the money raised from the event goes to local charities and more than £30,000 raised last year alone, with organisations such as Oakley School, Tunbridge Wells Welcomes Refugees, Sherwood Men’s Shed and TWMHR (mental health hub) all benefiting.

Fireworks committee member Andrew Mockford said: “We’re committed to giving the people of Tunbridge Wells and beyond a great evening of entertainment, whilst enabling them to give something back to the local community. The longevity of our event is testimony to the public’s generosity.

“Over the past year, we’ve been in the privileged position of being able to fulfil requests from several more worthy causes. Without the public’s continuing support, this wouldn’t have been possible. As we approach our 62nd fireworks display, we continue work to ensure we provide another fantastic occasion and successful year.”

The event is being sponsored for the fifth successive year by Buss Murton Law, and Times newspapers are again involved as media sponsors.

Advance tickets are available in advance at £6 and £4 for adults and children respectively. Tickets will be available at the gates and on sale in Fiveways in the town centre on Saturday, but they will cost £8 for adults and £6 for children aged 5-15.

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