Saturday November 4th 2017
Gates open 5.00 p.m. Bonfire lit at 5.30 & the Fireworks show starts at 6.30.
More details below...


“A Very Spectacular Finale …”

HEMINGFORD GREY – September 11, 2017
We are sad to announce that it will be the finale for the Fireworks in Hemingford event to be held in the Big field off London Road St Ives on Saturday November 4, 2017. The event has been held for over fifty years and more than twenty at this site. Four committee members are retiring too, and one in particular who was instrumental in starting it all those years ago is calling it a day. No price increases, no health and safety issues or insurance costs are the reason for our decision, just we are ageing volunteers and our time has come to retire.

We do not want the event to “die” but need a new village site and volunteers to keep it going for another fifty years. Should you know of an alternative site and or be willing to volunteer, please contact us on the email below.

The loyalty of our supporters, ticket sellers, service groups and volunteers have given us over the years has been awesome. This site finale will be an extravaganza of fireworks and, as usual, a big bonfire to warm the night. There will be food and drinks, children’s funfair and music for all to enjoy. Tickets will be available from the beginning of October at our usual outlets. All information needed will be posted on our website and Facebook.

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone and raising lots of money to give away to local not-for-profit groups, charities and service groups, for the last time. Saturday November 4, 2017, gates open at 5p.m. Come, celebrate our success and enjoy the family fun.

For more information contact, info@fireworksinhemingford.uk.

NEWS FLASH! 
  • Curiosity Gallery Market Hill St Ives selling tickets now and through Saturday November 4, 5.00 p.m.! If you need to save £6.00 last minute on a Family ticket, go there!”

  • New ticket sellers in Huntingdon – Huntingdon Community Radio 104 FM, Saxongate and Commemoration Hall.

  • New Yummy food! Including burgers, hot dogs and baked potatoes from the mobile kitchen of 1st Needingworth Scouts; and back again, after last year’s sell out, Milksey’s Hog Roast!  
    Hemingford Football Club - Mulled wine;  Axe and Compass – alcoholic beverages and soft drinks;  Funfair – candy floss and tea

For more information about the event:

Web: www.fireworksinhemingford.uk     E: info@fireworksinhemingford.uk    Tel: 07784586267


Fireworks in Hemingford

Email:  info@fireworksinhemingford.uk   Call:  07784 586 267

We hope you like our new website. It’s thanks to the support of so many people that Fireworks in Hemingford continues to flourish and support local service groups and charities. It has quite a remarkable story. 

Over fifty years ago a small group of village volunteers started to hold a bonfire and fireworks evening, as was traditional all over the country. It has continued to this day. It continues to be run by a small group of volunteers. 

It is a pure unadulterated indulgence of the bonfire builders, pyrotechicians [competent fireworks people], organisers, service groups, fun-fair and ticket sellers who come together every year to put on the event. 

We welcome thousands of youngsters of all ages who just love the crackle and heat of the bonfire and whoosh-flash-bang of the rockets. Visitors and groups come from all over the country. And we cannot hear enough of the compliments paid the event which spurs on the volunteers to make it a “must attend” event year after year. 

Come and join us for an evening of family pleasure.

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ATTENTION! Please do NOT bring sparklers, glass bottles or cans. The event is held in a farm field where sheep will be grazing shortly after the event. All garbage should be taken home or put into bins provided on the field.

Supporters of the event are:

  • Fireworks by Cambridge Fireworks www.cambridgefireworks.com
  • Bonfire and site courtesy of Geaves Farm.
  • Cambridge Filmworks www.cambridgefilmworks.com
  • Harris's Funfair for the young and young at heart.
  • 1st Needingworth Scouts.
  • Waitrose Community Matters.
  • Huntingdon Community Radio 104 FM.
  • Milksey's Hog Roast.
  • Music and PA by John Hughes.
  • Mulled wine by Hemingford Football Club.
  • The Axe and Compass pub on-site also providing soup and raising funds for the RNLI.
  • 73 Huntingdon Sqn., Air Training Corp look after your parking needs.
  • Cromwell Explorer Scouts marshal the restricted areas on-site.
  • St John Ambulance are on-site to take care of any health issues.
  • Hemingfords’ Regatta volunteers attend to the entrance gate and help clear the field after the event.
  • St Ives Rowing Club help clean up too.
  • MAGPAS “shake the can” around the St Ives pubs and on the bridge.
  • David Smith St Ives Ltd.

SPECIAL NEEDS?

If you are a blue badge holder please make it known to the parking marshals and you will be directed to a parking area closer to the entrance. For those in wheel chairs or with limited mobility we cannot guarantee that the site will be dry enough to move around on. We do have parking in a field adjacent to the event field where the fireworks can be viewed. If you have any questions please contact us by e-mail or phone.

We are proud supporters of Young Carers, Carers Trust, St Ives and this year, Papworth Trust, Saxongate, Huntingdon.

Website by:  POLAR the web people

 Tickets 

Family [2 + 3]  £10.00   - Advance purchase saving only

Adult 16 +         £5.00

Child                     £2.00

Ticket Sellers

Hemingford Grey

  • Hemingford Stores

Hemingford Abbots

  • Axe and Compass

Brampton

  • Post Office

Fenstanton

  • Ash’s Shop – Nisa
  • Post Office

Godmanchester

  • T & S Thomas the butcher
  • STANJAY Fishing tackle and trophies

Huntingdon

  • Huntingdon Community Radio 104 FM, Saxongate
  • Commemoration Hall 

Oldhurst

  • Johnsons Farm Shop

Somersham

  • Medway Fisheries

St Ives

  • Cambridge Building Society
  • Costcutter, Ramsey Road
  • Curiosity Gallery, Market Hill
  • Genesis Hair and Beauty
  • Gibbs and Dandy
  • Jones Boat Builders Boatyard
  • Optimum Beauty
  • Yorkshire Building Society
 

London Road, near the bridge, St. Ives, Cambs PE27 5ER


Press Releases

LOOKING BACK:

Fireworks time! Save £6.00 with the Family Ticket

HEMINGFORD GREY – October 4, 2016
It’s that time of year again for the area’s biggest bonfire and spectacular fireworks display. Come and join us for an evening of family pleasure, Saturday November 5, in the Park Field off London Road St Ives, PE27 5ER. Gates open at 5.00 p.m. the bonfire lit at 5.30 p.m. and the fireworks at 6.30 p.m. We are local volunteers raising money for good causes.

Tickets are now on sale across the St Ives area, as well as Somersham, Oldhurst, Brampton, Huntingdon, Godmanchester and Fenstanton. Check our website for the one nearest you. Ticket prices remain unchanged. Save £6 by purchasing in advance the £10 family ticket for two adults and three children. The single adult ticket is £5 and child £2. Single tickets are sold at the gate on the night.

“Yummy refreshments are served too!” as families feed back to us their pleasures of the evening! Refreshments are provided by various service groups raising funds for their causes and contributing to ours.


2015 Fireworks - An outstanding success!

Who would have thought that the Fireworks in Hemingford event this year would be such an outstanding success on Saturday night? After all that rain the weather forecast was unpredictable but, regardless, when it came to five o’clock the crowds came in droves. The sky had cleared; mud did not deter. The warming bonfire, spectacular fireworks, fun fair and delicious refreshments were the result of many voluntary hours of planning and preparing and building for the event. Everything went like clockwork.

This year the media played an important role by publicising the event; ticket sellers so generous too, thank you. But it is the crowds who turned out to support us that we especially recognise, you made the best event so far! We look forward to making donations to local charities, not for profits and service groups in the area, which is just what Fireworks in Hemingford is all about.


“Just 125 days to go!”

HEMINGFORD GREY – July 6, 2015

”Fireworks in Hemingford” 2015 will be held on Saturday November 7. The annual spectacular show and bonfire and will be held in the Big Field off London Road, St Ives. The gates open at 5p.m. Come and enjoy the family fun. Village volunteers organize the event which raises funds for local charities and not-for-profit groups. It also facilitates local service groups to raise funds for their own cause.


Just a little rain …

HEMINGFORD GREY – November 20, 2014

Nothing could deter the determination of the crowds who attended the November 8th event despite the rain and mud! Spirits were high as the bonfire eventually lit up the night sky and warmed the raindrops. But then the rain stopped and fireworks went up and the crowds went wild at yet another spectacular feast of rockets and twizzlers, flashes and bangs. They painted the dark night an amazing rainbow of colours. Just as you thought the feast was about to end there were yet more fireworks. So this year a very big thank you goes out to all those who came and supported us. You made our night!

Thanks too to the ticket sellers, volunteers, donors and supporters who you can see on our web page at www.fireworksinhemingford.uk. Mark November 7th 2015 in your calendars for the next Fireworks in Hemingford event.


New website launch! www.fireworksinhemingford.uk

HEMINGFORD GREY – October 13, 2014

The Committee of Fireworks in Hemingford are pleased to announce their new website www.fireworksinhemingford.uk!

It’s thanks to the support of so many people that Fireworks in Hemingford continues to flourish and support local service groups and charities. It has quite a remarkable story. Over fifty years ago a small group of village volunteers started to hold a bonfire and fireworks evening, as was traditional all over the country. The tradition has continued in Hemingford Grey while many others have fallen by the wayside. It continues to be run by a small group of volunteers. It is a pure unadulterated indulgence of the bonfire builders, pyrotechicians [competent fireworks people], organisers, service groups, fun-fair and ticket sellers who come together every year to put on the event.

We welcome thousands of youngsters of all ages who just love the crackle and heat of the bonfire and whoosh-flash-bang of the rockets. Visitors and groups come from all over the country. And we cannot hear enough of the compliments paid the event which spurs on the volunteers to make it a “must attend” event year after year. Come and join us for an evening of family pleasure, Saturday November 8, in the Park Field off London Road St Ives. Gates open at 5.00 p.m.


“Remember, remember the ….. 8th of November"

HEMINGFORD GREY – July 21, 2014

”Fireworks in Hemingford” 2014 will be held on Saturday November 8. The annual spectacular show and bonfire and will be held in the Big Field off London Road, St Ives. The gates open at 5p.m. Come and enjoy the family fun. Village volunteers organize the event which raises funds for local charities and not-for-profit groups. It also facilitates local service groups to raise funds for their own cause.