Hotfoot it over to fireworks

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Long Melford’s fireworks display, the Big Night Out, will feature a firewalk this year with 75 people running over hot coals.

The annual event takes place on Friday, November 1, in the grounds of Melford Hall. Last year, it attracted more than 7,000 people.

Main organiser Andrew Hagger, from Project Seven, a fundraising group which raises thousands of pounds for good causes, said this year’s event will open earlier than usual.

“An added attraction this year is the firewalk being put on by St Nicholas Hospice Care,” he said. “This means we will be opening slightly earlier for the firewalk at 5.15pm.”

Mr Hagger said that due to “unbelievable” feedback, there would not be big fairground rides.

“Last year, we could not have big rides because of the weather and muddy grounds,” he said.

“This year, we have decided to listen to the public who told us they found the bigger fairground rides really intimidating, so we will stick with smaller rides.”

The theme for this year’s show is called The Best of British with music to accompany the fireworks display, starting at 8pm, from Cliff Richard, Ultravox, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Rosie Dunford from Sudbury, mother of Lee Dunford in whose memory the summer music LeeStock is held each year, will light the bonfire at 7.30pm.