A few weeks ago, on a Saturday when the sun shone Henley on Thames ended the Royal Regatta in style with the Henley Summer Fireworks. A few years ago the Regatta cancelled this 100 year tradition, so local businessman Billy Pinches formed an independent committee to resurrect the event and with the help of the Sea Cadets and the Henley Lions bucket collections raise much needed funds for local charities.
I grew up in Henley and would have to admit to not being a huge fan of the invading masses for Regatta, but this year I was with Daisy in what has become known as the Family Field. Next door to Fawley Court on the Marlow Road a haven away from the madness, families set up their picnics, children can play on the river bank and the river shallows play host to children with super shooter water pistols as the fancy boats and passengers go by. Some of the regulars had got wise to the water pistols and finely dressed ladies and gentleman suddenly produced water pistols of their own, much to the paddling childrens delight.
There’s lots of space to run around, splash about and safely explore.
Daisy was very popular and we were there selling ice creams, drinks and retro sweets right into the evening before having a birds eye view of the spectacular fireworks.
Fantastic Fireworks created an awe-inspiring, stunning display in the sky high above Henley on Thames, lighting up the river and the town. Year after year they surpass themselves with their clever ideas and breathtaking displays, as a company they really throw themselves into their events, even setting up a text donation system for the Henley Summer Fireworks to increase the funds raised for local charities. The photos of their work speak for themselves, I love their wedding explosions, they obviously put a great deal of thought into their events, tailoring them beautifully to suit the moment.
Daisy already has a date with the Henley Summer Fireworks 2013.