We highly recommend the annual firework display on Wanstead Flats to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. This year it will take place on Sunday the 1st November 2015. Please don’t miss this FREE event. It is usually fabulous. This year the display will be choreographed to music from 1965 up to present to celebrate 50 years of Newham.
You can get a spectacular view by just walking onto the flats by Capel Road.
Wrap up warmly and enjoy a great evening out.
When: Sunday the 1st November 2015. Display starts at at 6.30pm
Where: Wanstead Flats, the dazzling pyrotechnics takes place closer to Forest Gate but you can get a very good view from the flats by Capel Road.
Why: Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpower Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure. (Wikipedia)