AUG 00] WARWICK
DISTRICT COUNCIL NEWS
Millennium Fireworks In Kenilworth At Last
While many people are
enjoying the hot sun over bank holiday, a Warwickshire town is having
a delayed start to the millennium.
The fireworks that
should have gone off in Kenilworth on 31 December last year were kept
in storage, because there was no one to light the fuse.
Fears surrounding the
hype of hugely-inflated waged for staff to man the show meant Warwick
District Council only ran one fireworks night on Millennium Eve, and
it was held in Leamington’s Jephson Gardens. The shows planned for
Kenilworth and Warwick were put on hold.
But the fireworks
will be a major part of a community event that should attract
thousands of people in the Abbey Fields in Kenilworth tomorrow.
There will be music
from the West Midlands Police Brass Band and Corps of Drums and from
Rise, a band based in Kenilworth, plus Leamington’s Sambassadors of
The millennium summer
show will run throughout the afternoon and evening on Saturday. It has
been organised the Rotary, Round Table, Lions and Soroptimists in the
town and up to 2,000 people are expected to take part.
They want them to
bring their own picnic and enjoy the music and fireworks from 4pm.
Entry is free to everyone.