Plan to bring back summer fireworks

Plan to bring back summer fireworks exravaganza

Plan to bring back summer fireworks exravaganza

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Crowds lining Weymouth Esplanade were once again delighted by the fireworks as they returned for the Bank Holiday Monday.

And it is now hoped to bring the extravaganza back on three Monday evenings next year.

Sponsored by Weymouth businesses, the fireworks were accompanied by stalls in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

Phil Say, head of a Weymouth seafront business group, said “We all clubbed together to resurrect this one event, providing local residents and visitors with a firework extravaganza during the peak August period.

Next year, it is hoped to extend the fireworks to three Mondays during August 2015, involving more of the town business.

Weldmar said it was were grateful to be invited as the benefiting charity.

Jon Panton said “Our stalls were originally planned to be on the Esplanade. The torrential rain during the day meant that we had to move them into the foyer of Weymouth Pavilion – to whom we are really grateful. Although the rain kept the crowds away during the day, we were lucky for clear skies just before and during the firework display. We would like to thank everyone that helped us to make the event such a success, helping us to raise money in order to continue our care of people and their loved ones diagnosed with life limiting diseases”.

Weldmar also wished to offer a special thank you to the students of Weymouth College, who gave up their time as part of the National Citizens Service (NCS) to assist the charity.

Anyone who would like to back the plan to have fireworks next August should contact Jon Panton, the Business Fundraising Manager for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, to pledge their help and financial support. He can be contacted on 01305 261800 or by email jonathan.panton@weld-hospice.org.uk”.

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3:24pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Get a grip says...

Good idea and could bring in as much as £60 million over the next decade.
Good idea and could bring in as much as £60 million over the next decade. Get a grip
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6:57pm Tue 26 Aug 14

35vulcan35 says...

Why are some people so negative? Anything that helps to maintain or improve weymouth should be welcomed. Well done to the residents and businesses for resurrecting the firewirks
Why are some people so negative? Anything that helps to maintain or improve weymouth should be welcomed. Well done to the residents and businesses for resurrecting the firewirks 35vulcan35
  • Score: 9

6:58pm Tue 26 Aug 14

35vulcan35 says...

*last word should have been "fireworks" - sorry !
*last word should have been "fireworks" - sorry ! 35vulcan35
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7:05pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Get a grip says...

Who is being negative?
Who is being negative? Get a grip
  • Score: -13

7:46pm Tue 26 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

Get a grip wrote:
Who is being negative?
Like the witty remark about "bringing in 60 million" wasn't satirical?
[quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: Who is being negative?[/p][/quote]Like the witty remark about "bringing in 60 million" wasn't satirical? arlbergbahn
  • Score: 6

7:47pm Tue 26 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

* N.B. I hate this new layout, the font size is far too large.
* N.B. I hate this new layout, the font size is far too large. arlbergbahn
  • Score: -5

8:49am Wed 27 Aug 14

JonnyT says...

How exactly do fireworks "maintain or improve weymouth" and who cleans up afterwards?
How exactly do fireworks "maintain or improve weymouth" and who cleans up afterwards? JonnyT
  • Score: 0

9:16am Wed 27 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

Photo caption - 'Plan to bring back summer fireworks exravaganza'.
Newsdesk lost their spell-checker again?
Photo caption - 'Plan to bring back summer fireworks exravaganza'. Newsdesk lost their spell-checker again? caapprentice
  • Score: 1

9:19am Wed 27 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

arlbergbahn says...* N.B. I hate this new layout, the font size is far too large.
On my computer I can change the font size by holding down the CTRL key and then pressing the minus key to reduce or the plus to enlarge.
arlbergbahn says...* N.B. I hate this new layout, the font size is far too large. On my computer I can change the font size by holding down the CTRL key and then pressing the minus key to reduce or the plus to enlarge. caapprentice
  • Score: 4

2:36pm Wed 27 Aug 14

islandman says...

caapprentice , you may well be right, but it still doesn't alter the fact that the Echo have changed their page layout. You simply have to look at the black bar along the top, no matter how many changes you make to YOUR set-up, the bar extends to two lines.
caapprentice , you may well be right, but it still doesn't alter the fact that the Echo have changed their page layout. You simply have to look at the black bar along the top, no matter how many changes you make to YOUR set-up, the bar extends to two lines. islandman
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Thu 28 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

35vulcan35 wrote:
Why are some people so negative? Anything that helps to maintain or improve weymouth should be welcomed. Well done to the residents and businesses for resurrecting the firewirks
next step the coloured lights on the front? wait for it thumbdowners its only SATIRICAL...........
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[quote][p][bold]35vulcan35[/bold] wrote: Why are some people so negative? Anything that helps to maintain or improve weymouth should be welcomed. Well done to the residents and businesses for resurrecting the firewirks[/p][/quote]next step the coloured lights on the front? wait for it thumbdowners its only SATIRICAL........... .................... .................... .................... .................... ..........? oldbrock
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