The gloom of an early November Saturday was lifted in spectacular style at Cross Lane (Sat. 9/11/19). On a day which started with the frustrating news that Widnes had to cry-off the eagerly awaited Cup fixture we had a persistent but light rainfall in the lead-up to the fireworks event. Crowds descended onto the Club car park eager to see the biggest bonfire since the Bosh bombed Birkenhead, ignite into a fiery maelstrom. They were not disappointed; with the dreamy aroma of the burgerbar filling the air the blaze kept us transfixed with its awesome energy and light, one contemplated that never has the celebration been more relevant in its 414 year history.
Everyone went pitchside of the club to prepare for the fireworks: the display that was to follow was absolutely Premier league grade one.
Great credit must go to the guys who organised the event and to everyone who contributed to this great success; including those who donated to the fire, but the fireworks display that Mike Plaskett put on was a professionally co-ordinated lavish spectacle that even, as one club member exclaimed, lasted longer than Liverpools River of Light festival and was absolutely amazing and appreciated by all.