CROWDS will be star struck at Himley Hall and Park this weekend when the 43rd annual bonfire and fireworks spectacular event takes place.

The hero-themed evening, which will feature a 25-minute pyrotechnic display and a towering 1,500 pallet bonfire, is set to take place on Saturday (November 3).

Dudley Council is expecting more than 20,000 people to attend the event, which will feature a tribute to people who have fallen in conflict to mark 100 years since the end of World War I.

Himley bonfire will also feature a night market plus a giant funfair, radio roadshow, live entertainment and seasonal refreshments.

Advanced online ticketing is still available and offers a discount of up to 20 per cent discount from the gate price when booked before 11am on the day of the event.

Online prices are £10 (standard adult), £5.50 (standard child and senior citizen), £24 family ticket (two adults, two children).

Councillor Keiran Casey, Dudley's cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said: "I’m delighted to see all the hard work that’s going into creating this most spectacular event.

"The team has really upped the firework content for this year and people attending the event will be treated to a cutting edge show that uses some of the latest technologies in pyrotechnics.

"With the event’s hero and heroine theme, we will also turn our thoughts to those who have served and those who currently serve in our armed forces and to honour the huge sacrifices people make for our country.”

Gates open at 4.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7.45pm and a 25-minute fireworks display will start at 8.30pm.

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