2017 Lions Community Bonfire and Fireworks Story


Buxton is a lucky town.  With firework displays being cancelled across the country for lack of funds or volunteers, Buxton & District Lions have once again held a successful Annual Bonfire and Fireworks Event at the Buxton Cricket Ground on Saturday 4th November.


The event was well publicised – thanks to High Peak Radio, the Opera House, the Pavillion Gardens, Pure Buxton, the Advertiser, and posters dislayed around the town - discounted tickets were able to be purchased in advance from the Buxton Opera House via their website and this year all children under 15 were admtted free of charge as part of the club's and sponsor's commitment to the local community.


Sponsorship by local businesses for various aspects of the evening is extremly important and the Buxton Lions would encourage you all to support our sponsors during the year - they do make the difference.


Thanks must go to our main sponsors, Mark Drabble and Melissa Downhill and the staff from Tin Man Scrap from Harpur Hill who have sponsored this year's fireworks show.  Tin Man offer "The best in metal recycling" and help their customers by turning trash into cash.  Tin Man also provided 400 souvenir mugs and handed out fluorescent wands to the children as they arrived at the entrance gate.


Other sponsors this year for the Fireworks Show who provide either donations or their professional services in kind:

Tin Man Metal Recycling

Fairfield Builders Supplies -Tarmac plc - Laytons Chartered Accountants - Old Hall Hotel

Crescent Independent Ltd - Federal-Mogul Friction Products Ltd - Otter Controls Ltd

M Markovitz Ltd - Lomas Distribution - Process Control Services UK Ltd

Americk Packaging - XPO Distribution - Lhoist UK Ltd

D Stone Groundworks Ltd - Crown Scaffolding (UK) Ltd - Hotline Signs

CRD Birtles Ltd - Swift Welding & Catering Equipment Ltd - Woods Plant Hire Ltd

Redferns Farm Shop - The Well Dressings Committee - Lomas Foods Ltd

Howdens Joinery Co - Dutch Maid Co Ltd - Tomsons Buxton Ltd

N & Central Electrical Ltd


We ask you all to support them in activities in the town.


The event was managed by the BUXTON LIONS but had substantial support from several other groups, including members of the Buxton Rotary Club, Clubbercise Dancers, University of Derby event management students, Phoenix Lodge of St Ann Freemasons, 41 Club, Scouts, Buxton Cricket, Tennis and Bowling Club former Round Tablers as well as friends and families of the Buxton and District Lions Club. 


If you would like to find out more about the work that the BUXTON LIONS do in helping to raise funds for local worthy causes or would like to get involved, please contact us through this website or the Lions Secretary on Buxton 27068 with any enquiries.


We are located at:

Cavendish Golf Club.

Watford Road


SK17 6XF


Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday and the 4th Friday of each month.


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If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


+44 01298 27068


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