Trumpton Bonfire sparks a walk down childhood’s memory lane.

Firstly, ‘Nothing about Dartmoor’ but nevertheless local to Devon.

Something instead about what helps put the ‘GREAT’ into Great Torrington in North Devon; The Great Torrington Cavaliers – and their passion for building spectacular charity bonfires.

Great Torrington Cavaliers.

Behind the scenes at Trumpton – Great Torrington Commons.

Last night saw the culmination of two years voluntary work go up in towering plumes of smoke – and FIRE.  Beneath one of the best firework displays I have ever seen – the Great Torrington Cavaliers finally set-ablaze their make-believe town of Trumpton – to raise an epic amount of money for the Macmillan Cancer Trust – and the Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington.

Time's up for Trumpton. 29th. August 2015

Time’s up for Trumpton. 29th. August 2015

Wow! What a wonder-ful way to end the school summer hoilday season with a BANG!



Set to a medley of themes from all the most memorable children’s TV shows from the 1960’s and 70’s – a syncopated fireworks display enthralled the thousands that had paid to come and witness this unmissable event. Hats off to the Great Torrington Cavaliers – you have pulled-it-off once again!  

Trumpton Bonfire - Great Torrington Cavaliers.

On the big screen…

Great Torrington Cavaliers - Trumpton Bonfire

The Great Torrington Cavalier’s hilarious remake of Trumpton.

Trumpton ablaze.

Trumpton ablaze.

Trumpton - Great Torrington Cavaliers

Dong! The bell tolls for Trumpton as it is engulfed by flames.

A phoenix rises from the Trumpton flames.

A symbolic phoenix rises from the Trumpton ‘ashes’. What bonfire theme will the Great Torrington Cavaliers come up with in five years time?

Trumpton - Great Torrington Cavaliers

“All for one and one for all.” Great Torrington Cavaliers. My family for one – loved your ‘little show!’ THANK YOU.


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