The tale, set amid the beauty of an ancient Japanese floral garden, weaved myth and legends of the East with a tale of evil enchantment and family secrets. Could the Emperor’s daughter complete her quest, break the evil Tengu’s spell and be reunited with her family? It seemed all was lost, until good finally triumphed in a spectacular dragon fight finale. Guy, as always, found himself caught up in events, coming once again to a flaming end as the firework show began.
Around 2000 people attended the show, enjoying the dry and starry conditions after a weekend of Bonfire night washouts! With vibrant costumes of kimonos, dragons and warriors, featured against the backdrop of beautiful flowers and plants in a traditional Japanese garden, many visitors commented that the 2012 Fireshow was the most visually stunning they had seen.
Thank YouThe Fireshow Committee would like to thank everyone who helped with Fireshow 2012 – we could not have done it without your support!
Marshalling – Tony Clark and everyone in the crew
Catering – Okehampton Lions Club
Car Parking/Buses – Okehampton Round Table, Reddaways Removals, Wain Homes, Devon County Council, Carmel Coaches
Wood Collectors – Mike Johns, Dave Wakely, Chris Farr, Delcan McCaffery and Sophie, Bev Hilton, Allen Cruse, Richard Rossitor-Stead, Alan Wesson, Mark Souness, Neil Rowlands.
Wood Donations – Lawrence from Cheriton Bishop, South Zeal Recreation Ground, Reylon, Okhampton Glass, PWS (North Tawton)
Photography and Video – Terry Holman
Acknowledgements/Donations – National Trust, St John’s Ambulance, Mrs Clark, Devon Marquee Company, Sticklepath Stores, Taw River Inn, Ann & Roger Bowden, S.T.O.C.S, Kings Arms (South Zeal), Sarah Miller, Jeff and all at Aardvark Studios, Donald’s Menswear, Jim Mawle and Becki MaCaffery, The Flower Pot, Devonshire Inn, The Stores (South Zeal), Jim Goodwin, Jane Hawkins, Carly Warren, Dr Taylor (Okehamton Medical Centre).