The Bingley Bonfire, an iconic part of Bingley life, was started by the members of Bingley Round Table in 1972. Originally held on land at Bailey Old Hills, the bonfire moved to the bottom meadow of Myrtle Park some five years later and now has one of the largest firework displays in the local area.
In the early days, the turf on which the bonfire was burnt had to be lifted prior to the event and re-laid the following day. Thankfully this is no longer a condition today.
When Baildon and District Round Table closed in 2010, the Rotary Club of Bingley Airedale took over the running of the event, supported and assisted by members of various local charities and organisations.
The event will once again be held in Myrtle Park, Bingley, on Saturday 2nd November 2013, starting at 6.30pm and with entertainment provided by Pulse Radio. A full range of refreshments will also be available.
As a family event, a “no alcohol, fireworks or pets” policy is in place. Disabled facilities are available.
The Bingley Bonfire is a community service event and profits are used to help the many charitable causes and events supported by the Rotary Club.
We hope that by attending this organised bonfire and firework display, the spectators will enjoy the evening knowing that they are in turn helping others less fortunate than themselves.
For further information visit our website at www.bingleybonfire.co.uk, or contact event organiser Michael C. Heaton on 07802 331002.