DISPLAY TO BE STAGED ON BOTH DAYS OF WOODVALE RALLY 2011
THE spectacular pyrotechnic
display, which usually takes place on the final day of Woodvale
Rally, will this year be staged over 6 6 August and 7 August 2011.
Organisers of this 40th
Anniversary event have decided to treat all visitors to the Dambusters themed display.
Also as it is the RAF base 70th anniversary as well, what a
Phil, from MDL Fireworks, which organises the display, said:-
"Woodvale Rally is one of our favourite events of the year as we get
to demonstrate our larger special effects techniques."
A wooden 32ft long and 4ft high wooden replica of a dam is built,
which is painted to look like stone. 5 ‘pods’
are dug into the ground in front of the structure and filled with
water to give the impression of the water rushing out when mock
bombs dropped by model aircraft – Lancaster Bombers, hit the dam.
The dam is the last to be blown up.
The ‘planes do 4 passes over the dam and on each occasion
pyrotechnics are fired which simulate the area being hit by bombs.
Some 36 gallons of fuel will be used over the 3 days.
To see one of the display in action click
here and to see last years
coverage of the show go to
Ground to air firing using multi shot pyrotechnics are also
simulated with 950 shots firing skywards during the 2 days. Each
display will start at 4:45pm and will last 15 minutes.
The rally continues to offer
visitors a spectacle of events and activities including the renowned
Model Aero Show and Vintage and Classic Car Rally, colourful kite
festival, Morris dancing, country market, auto jumble and craft
fair. There will also be a wide range of live music.
Other highlights include stunt motorcycles, military and model
aircraft displays; the Air Ambulance; Rolls Royce, Merlin and
Griffin Aero Engine displays; model car racing; model boats and
railways; stationary engines and a car restoration workshop.
For the younger members of the family the free attractions include
The Crazy Bears, free land trains and, back by popular demand,
There is also a popular fairground, miniature train rides and Laurel
and Hardy look-alikes will also be spotted around the showground.
Tickets in advance for both days are £10 for adults, £5 for
children, £8 for OAPs and £25 for a family ticket. At the gate
adults tickets cost £12, children £6, OAPs £10 and a family ticket
is £30. Tickets are valid for both days. Gates open on both days at
9am and dogs on a lead are allowed.
Advance tickets are available from Southport Tourist Information
Centre and from ourselves via
further information or to book camping at £60 (3 nights) telephone:-
0844 740 9172 or visit:-
Formby Live 2011
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