• Due to exceptional demand, tomorrow (Wednesday 4th August) we are offering an additional diesel service in the evening. We will be running our normal orange train timetable hauled by steam locomotives 5526 and 5239 with an additional evening service departing Paignton at 17:55 and Kingswear at 18:30 hauled behind our resident Class 37 diesel no. D6975. . . . .
  • WE ARE FULLY OPEN!! We are back to full service running 7-days a week. Train times from Paignton → 10:00, 11:15, 12:25, 14:10, 15:20 & 16:40. Trains do not currently stop at Goodrington, Churston or Greenway Halt stations.
  • Due to exceptional demand, tomorrow (Wednesday 4th August) we are offering an additional diesel service in the evening. We will be running our normal orange train timetable hauled by steam locomotives 5526 and 5239 with an additional evening service departing Paignton at 17:55 and Kingswear at 18:30 hauled behind our resident Class 37 diesel no. D6975. . . . .
  • WE ARE FULLY OPEN!! We are back to full service running 7-days a week. Train times from Paignton → 10:00, 11:15, 12:25, 14:10, 15:20 & 16:40. Trains do not currently stop at Goodrington, Churston or Greenway Halt stations.
  • Due to exceptional demand, tomorrow (Wednesday 4th August) we are offering an additional diesel service in the evening. We will be running our normal orange train timetable hauled by steam locomotives 5526 and 5239 with an additional evening service departing Paignton at 17:55 and Kingswear at 18:30 hauled behind our resident Class 37 diesel no. D6975. . . . .
  • WE ARE FULLY OPEN!! We are back to full service running 7-days a week. Train times from Paignton → 10:00, 11:15, 12:25, 14:10, 15:20 & 16:40. Trains do not currently stop at Goodrington, Churston or Greenway Halt stations.

British Fireworks Championships

12 August 2020 - 13 August 2020

 

This year the event will be a part of the wider Mayflower 400 commemoration event.

The British Firework Championships were started in 1997 and, after considering a number of venues around the UK, Plymouth was chosen to host the Championships as it provides a natural amphitheatre for the large scale pyrotechnics and can be viewed from a variety of points around the harbour and Sound by tens of thousands of people each year.

Each year six professional display companies are selected by draw to participate and then three of them fire on each evening (they have 10 minutes each to fire their display). Judges view from the Citadel which dominates the Hoe and Sound and gives them uninterrupted views of the displays. Every sixth year there is a Champions event when winners from the previous five years plus the previous Champion-of-Champions winner return to battle it out for the overall title Champion-of-Champions.

The Hoe is the focal point for families and a large proportion of people watching the Championships and entertainment is provided here throughout both evenings - including live music and funfair. 

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