Bonfires and Fireworks

The fire service suggest that it is safer to attend a public fireworks event than holding your own back garden bonfire party.

Fireworks Displays

Free fireworks displays are traditionally held on the last Saturday of Burnham Week and the Sunday following Burnham Carnival

There are no major  Guy Fawkes fireworks displays in the Dengie Hundred area. The nearest large display is at Maldon.

Local Bonfires with Fireworks

Some villages or groups hold their own private bonfires but there are three annual bonfire/fireworks events in the area

St Mary's Church, Burnham on Crouch

St Mary's hold Burnham Bonfire on the Saturday nearest to 5th November.

Gates open at 6pm with the bonfire lit at 6.30pm.

Entry is free but visitors are asked to bring some unopened fireworks (preferably one large rather than several small) and donate to the reception table near to the church entrance.

Full details on the St Mary's web site

Stone Watersports Club

The Watersports Club have a large bonfire with fireworks on the car park of the clubhouse.

The bonfire is normally the Saturday nearest to the 5th November with the bonfire lit at 6pm and fireworks starting at 6.30pm.

While the event was started for Club Members , local residents are welcome to attend.

Details from Stone Watersports Club

Prince Of Wales, Stow Maries

The Prince of Wales PH holds an annual fireworks display which proved very popular.

As well as the normal fireworks and bonfire, entertainment is provided and of course the real ale for which the pub is renowned.

This event normally takes place on a Saturday at the end of October.

There is a charge for entry to this event.

Further details from the Prince of Wales Website.