Beacon photographer Des Pugh was out and about in Monmouth on Bonfire Night to capture the excitement of the night.

Having had no choice but to cancel last year, the Rotary Bonfire Night proved to be as popular as ever with a terrific display of fireworks only an organised display can match.The hard-working team at Rotary Monmouth would like to thank Monmouth Town Council for allowing the use of the field, St John’s Ambulance for providing the safety cover, Danters and M&M Ices for the refreshments, Eagle Plant and Travis Perkins for the safety equipment, Pains Fireworks for supplying the fireworks and running the display. One of the biggest bonfires seen for a number of years was set alight by Councillors Anthea Dewhurst and Terry Christopher at 6.30pm with the fireworks beginning at 7pm.The annual event, alongside the raft race and Santa’s visits around the town, give the team a chance to raise some serious cash for their charities.This year’s bonfire night raised over £5000 and the Rotarians plan to use this, along with funds raised throughout the year, to support various charitable causes during the coming year.They are very grateful to the large number of spectators who supported the event. after having to cancel in 2020.