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Guy Fawkes Night fireworks salute the Armed Forces

Chocks away as rousing tunes and rockets ring out over Liverpool parks

Published on October 30th 2014.

Guy Fawkes Night fireworks salute the Armed Forces

ATTENSHUN! No, it's not an air strike, but there will be plenty of rockets and rousing tunes. For the Forces will be with you this Bonfire Night - at least in spirit.

Liverpool's two municipal firework displays, on November 5 this year, will be dedicated to the British Armed Forces with the theme "Salute to the Services".

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Taking place at Sefton and Newsham Parks, the free illuminations both start at 7.30pm and will be synchronised to inspiring and bracing music related to the UK's Army, Royal Navy, Air Force and Royal Marines.

There's no Jean Michel Jarre in sight. Instead, the playlist for Wednesday evening includes Crown Imperial, Hearts of Oak, The Dambusters, I Vow to Thee My Country, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

Liverpool’s Assistant Mayor Councillor Wendy Simon said: “These displays are always hugely popular, with around 40,000 people enjoying the fireworks across both parks last year.

FireworksFireworks“We want everyone to enjoy November 5, yet be safe at the same time, and organised displays are a great way to achieve this."

Spectators are advised to travel on foot or use public transport, leaving plenty of time to travel to the event.  There is limited accessible parking at Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park and Gardners Drive at Newsham Park. 

The displays will last for approximately 20 minutes, says the council. Those attending the events are asked not to bring their own fireworks, sparklers, dogs or Chinese lanterns.

That dude who runs North Korea would approve of every bit of this.

*Salute The Services, Sefton and Newsham Parks, Wednesday, November 5, 7.30pm. Free.

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Marching StringsNovember 1st 2014.

Top tunes!

John BradleyNovember 1st 2014.

Anyone who has ever served on the front line, is advised not to attend due to the possibility of flashbacks and psychological trauma.

AnonymousNovember 4th 2014.

I agree wholeheartedly with John Bradley's suggestion. In fact, we have arranged a trip away into a remote region in Scotland for as many Servicemen with PTSD that we can afford. The mental anguish brought about by flashbacks is unfathomable. I'd appreciate you all visiting Blue Apple Charity on Facebook to see just how much has been achieved for PTSD sufferers. In the meantime, by all means enjoy the fireworks. Just be mindful of those who we have been unable to reach at this stressful time.

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