Golden boy Ben to light up Manor Park bonfire Win family tickets for Glossop’s sparkling big night

DOUBLE Paralympic champion Ben Watson will be guest of honour when the Manor Park bonfire and fireworks display returns to Glossop.

Ben, who won gold medals at Tokyo 2020 in the Men’s C3 Time Trial and Men’s Cycling C3 road race, will be accompanied by High Peak Mayor Paul Hardy.

Organised by Glossop Round Table, the event on Saturday, November 6, also features Centre Stage Academy entertaining crowds with fire dancing, light dancing and some trapeze shows.

For adults, there will be a fully stocked bar with local real ales and a selection of beers, wines and ciders.

There is a funfair for young children right through to adults, including a crazy croc ride, roundabouts and a Miami for children.The main part of the evening will feature two fireworks displays: one at 5.45pm for the kids and the main display at 7.15pm.

The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm by Ben and Paul. Tickets are on sale online:

They can also be bought locally by cash or card at Roy Greens Butchers, High St West, Glossop; Bay Tree Books, High St West, Glossop; D&D newsagents, Railway St, Hadfield and cash only at Martin’s Manor Store, Manor Park Road, Glossop.

Alternatively, courtesy of Glossop Round Table, the Correspondent has two family tickets (two adults and three children) to giveaway.

To win, just tell us who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5, 1605?
A) Guy Fawkes
B) Family Guy
C) Guy the Gorilla

Send your answers, including your name, address and contact number by email to or write to Tameside Correspondent, Bonfire Competition, Units 3-4, 45 High Street, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6HS.

Entries to be received by Monday, November 1, 2021.

The event raises around £12,000 for charities and good causes in the area. It promises to be the biggest event in Glossop and fun for all the family.

Glossop Roundtable would like to thank Vortex Drain Care and Pest Control of Stalybridge who are bringing their water tanker to extinguish the fire at the end of the night.

They would also like to thank this year’s sponsors: Country Holmes, Ryder & Dutton and Richard Lloyd Homes.

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