Remember, remember the 5th of November

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Two restaurants are urging city pupils to ‘remember, remember the 5th November’, with the launch of a new children’s art competition.

As part of the UK’s most regal carvery brand, Crown Carveries’ restaurants, the Peartree Bridge Inn, on Waterside, and the Wolverton House, on Stratford Road, have tasked children from the local area to design their own Guy Fawkes to be in with a chance of winning ‘pennies for their guy’ and their class.

Budding artists can submit a picture of their ‘Guy’ through their class teacher for the chance to win a regional prize, including a family meal at their local Crown Carvery restaurant and £50 worth of school art equipment.

Ten regional winners from across the UK will then be put forward for the chance to win even more ‘pennies for their guy’, to claim the top prize of £100’s worth of art equipment. This will be voted for on the Crown Carveries’ Facebook page.

Matthew Trimmer, manager at Crown Carvery restaurant the Peartree Bridge Inn, said: “We get lots of children in our restaurant and found that many of them didn’t realise Bonfire Night is a celebration of a failed plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill a previous member of our royal family. So, this year, we decided to mark the famous event in style.”

Calum Sims, manager at the Wolverton House, added: “As well as offering local children the chance to win money for their school, the winner and their family will also be treated to a free meal in our restaurant. With a full roast dinner and all the trimmings available from just £3.49 for children and £3.89 for adults, they can be sure of a right royal welcome.”

The competition is open to children aged between four and ten years old, only if they enter through their school. Entry packs can be downloaded from and must be received by Monday 17th October.