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Best of British celebrated at Carlisle Fireshow

It was muddy underfoot but the focus was on the sky at Carlisle Fireshow which this year celebrated the best of British.

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I am a Carlisle lad who lives out of area and was fortunate enough to see the fireshow this year. Not only was I amazed but my other half says she has never seen a fireshow so good. It's a shame people cannot appreciate the event. Also, for all those people complaining about waiting in the cold, I though the length of time was about right.... If you dress for the weather. I saw men in t shirts and women with bare arms at the show. No wonder they were cold!

Posted by Lionel G on 10 November 2012 at 09:59

I don't come to this event because I prefer to moan about stuff I haven't experienced on internet forums.
People who do go to it don't know what they're missing.

Posted by Fiona on 8 November 2012 at 22:10

terrific show, well done everyone involved, but I think more should have been done to accommodate those of us on crutches.
I was stuck in the mud for 40 mins after the show was finished and would still be there if it wasn't for a lovely woman dressed as a zombie who freed me

Posted by kim on 8 November 2012 at 16:25

I dont go the the fireshow because of the noisy music and cfm. it would be better if there was no music. it spoils the show and people say the same every year.

Posted by Rob on 8 November 2012 at 13:28

Who's moaning? I thought it was great. Having seen the homage to Britain I can't wait to see next year's parliamentary tribute.
Let's celebrate the true spirit of Bonfire night and do Guy Fawkes proud.

Posted by Fiona on 8 November 2012 at 00:32

The only thing that would have made it better would have been if they played something by Rod Stewart

Posted by mark on 7 November 2012 at 20:53

@ cufc loyal em it aint free we pay it in our council tax should i say the working pay for it !!!!!!!!!

Posted by CHRISTOPHER on 7 November 2012 at 16:40

I have been to the bitts park bonfire most years & seen as I am 27 tomorrow & its been going for 26 then pretty much all my life!! I think part of the fun is getting wrapped up to go out in the cold, gives you that lovely autumn feeling. The fireworks were the best I've seen in a long time, a lot of time & effort was definatley put into it. The bonfire looked great too, reminded me of the olypics, especially with some of the songs they played. And as for it being inappropriate, the fire doesnt stand for what it is burning, its to remind us of guy fawkes but its also just a fun theme! Over all, I think it was fab & hope it contiunes for many more years.

Posted by Anon on 7 November 2012 at 15:47

I really enjoyed the fireshow and fireworks and have been going for the last six years.Last year I could see nothing but this years fireworks were the longest and best ever - the hearts and swirly white fireworks were great. The cost is always moaned about but the Council tax that the City Council gets is only 10% so if it cost 45K and there is about 50,000 people this only works out at 9p each. I have always gone at 7.15pm as it has always been lit at 7pm and firework somewhere between 7.30 and 7.40. I always rap up well and wear wellies it is a muddy field in the open air - I did see a baby being held without much clothing on - It does amaze me that everyone who says it is too cold to wait should wrap up better ! Is this not common sense. And while I am have got going I thought the music was better placed this year as I do usually get my ear drum blown out when it was next to the food stands. With regards to the bonfire I do agree it did not light up as fast as normal but the moans about the theme as being inappropriate is political madness gone wrong. What about the olympic stadium being burned in previous year ? no one moaned about that.
I think it is value for money donating a quid for charity and I am happy to spend my 9p on the event. The fair is not badly priced. If you just want the fireworks just come down at 7.30pm next year !! A big thank you for all those who organised it and for the firework provider as this year was definately more bangs for our money than any other year so far well done.

Posted by Jemtoo on 7 November 2012 at 12:35

I came from silloth to see the show, I've never seen so many bright lights! They should do it again at Christmas!

Posted by loulou on 7 November 2012 at 12:30

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