The local paper ran a piece about us looking for a new venue for our fireworks display this year as the usual venue - the county cricket ground - is unavailable due to relaying the outfield. Several people added comments on the paper's website - some vaguely witty, some intended to be helpful (but weren't) and some just plain stupid. The article had mentioned that we spend £10,000 on fireworks and that the profit we make from the display is usually in the region of £15,000. It also mentioned that we needed a venue where the spectators could be 100 yards from the fireworks for pretty obvious reasons. So, the suggestions:
- Have it at the Race Course - then everyone can see the fireworks.
- Have it on the beach - you could pass the hat round.
- Why spend £10,000 on fireworks? Far better to give it to charity.