NO half-hearted attempts have been made for this year’s Guy Fawkes competition in Calne.

Kingston House care home has gone all out creating a Guy who has ‘stolen’ the bronze pigs from Phelps Parade and hopes its efforts mean it wins the chance to turn on this year’s Christmas lights.

Staff and residents at the Lavender Lodge specialist dementia centre loved getting involved in this year’s competition.

Activities assistant Jodie Coathupe said: “We entered last year, so we wanted to do something again and of course it is a local story which everyone heard about and we thought it was quite creative.

“We all love the idea!”

Bromham Youth Club and Priestley Primary School have also entered Guys into the competition which has been running for four years.

Talking about the firework display at Beversbrook Sport Centre, Cllr Heather Canfer, said: "People look forward to a fantastic display. One year we didn't have it and people missed it.

"It is an unusual tradition but it is absolutely a success.

"I enjoy it so much! My family travel to Calne especially to watch it."

Last year’s winner, Heddington Primary School, had their Lego Batman Guy on display during Calne Wordfest, but it was accidentally put in the recycling so they are out of the running.

The winner of the competition, judged by Mayor Tony Trotman, will be announced at Calne’s bonfire and fireworks display on Friday.