Pontymoel Bonfire Night 2022

Pontymoel Bonfire Night takes place on 5th November. Celebrate bonfire night with fireworks and merrymaking happening in Pontymoel, Torfaen this night.

Get a kick out of an incredible professional presentation of fireworks brightening the evening sky as we commemorate Guy Fawkes Night in Pontymoel.

Appreciate great tasting hot dishes and drink from local outlets in the evening. Head onto local inns and pubs after the performance to proceed with the bonfire nightfall fun.

Included in the function there might be real-time entertainment music broadcast in a few areas along with carnival rides, despite the fact that this will be the decision of the function representatives in this definite areas.

Townsfolk and out-of-towners take part in demonstrations and merrymaking, enjoy firework displays and of course bonfires. There are several spots that match everyone’s preferable merrymaking way. 

Guy Fawkes Night  is commemorated each year  on November 5. It is also designated as Bonfire Night and marks the remembrance the revelation of a conspiracy put in motion by Catholic conspirators to level the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people start bonfires and touch off fireworks.

For you to discern why we commemorate Bonfire Night, then you ought to learn the bygone days.

The celebration dates back to 1605 to the Gunpowder Plot. That year, certain Catholic radicals took action against the King dissenting the injustice against the Catholic church.

Going by the reign of King James 1, the Catholic religion was embattled. This unfolded on account of the fact that the monarchy favored Protestants. Some Catholic men revenged by blowing up the Houses of parliament.  

The contraption to be used for the devastation were barrels of gunpowder situated under the house. They were to be lit when the king and other noblemen were in parliament.   

The bombing was set for 5th November in 1605. The plotters expected to slay the king in the melee and other popular statesmen within the building culpable of tormenting Catholics.

The expected devastation aborted since law enforcement became aware of the scheme before Guy Fawkes could blow up the gunpowder. 

It is alleged that the non-success of the Gunpowder Plot was caused by disagreement among the planners. A section of the planners were apprehensive with the strategy due to the damage it would have caused, and one of the plotters forewarned the rulers by sending an unsigned letter. 

That evening, those loyal to the Monarchy celebrated the botched conspiracy and his well-being by lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks. Since then, it evolved into a habitual affair that has come down generations.    

Bonfire Night is honored as a remembrance of the unsuccessful undertaking by Catholic fanatics to assassinate the king and other monarchy officers in 1605. The evening also is an indication of the danger faced by politicians.   

You should keep in mind that Bonfire Night is not an authorized public holiday. It’s more like a tradition commemorated by protestants more than Catholics whose faithful were responsible for the plan. 

Date: 5th November 2022

Start Time: 6pm

Finish Time: 11pm

Address: Pontymoel, Torfaen NP4 5SS

Organiser: Pontymoel Bonfire Night