Warwick’s annual bonfire and fireworks show returns

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Big Crowds are expected at the annual Warwick town bonfire this year.

This year’s bonfire and fireworks display, which was organised by the Warwick Lions and Rotary Clubs, will be taking place at the racecourse.

Several local businesses have supported this year’s event, including The Tuckery, a cafe in the town, which has sponsored Newburgh and Westgate primary schools, so that the pupils can build ‘Guys’ for the bonfire.

Businesses that have donated to the event include: Warringtons, Bovis Homes, Baxi Heating and the new Leycester House Care home at Chase Meadow. Unipart also provided the pallets for the bonfire.

David Shore, chairman of the bonfire organisers said: “The Bonfire is on land next to the Racing Club this year, leaving more of the car park for viewing. We have a new Firework show set to music and it should be a great night. We would encourage people to make a saving, and buy their tickets in advance.”

Last year the Warwick Rotary Club and the Warwick Lions managed to raise more than £17,000 for local charities and good causes.

Warwick town mayor Christine Cross will be lighting the bonfire at 6.30pm and there will also be hot food, drinks and a children’s fun area.

This year’s bonfire and fireworks display will take place on Saturday November 5, where there will be free parking. Gates will open at 5pm.

Tickets can be bought in many local shops including: Torrys in West Street, the main Post Office, Claridges, Cabin News, Mellors, Warwick vacuum shop, the tourist information centres in Warwick and Leamington. Alternatively tickets can be bought at www.warwicktownbonfire.org.uk.

Advance tickets for adults and children over 12 are £6 and are £1 for children under 12. On the gate tickets will be £7 and £2. Infants under three-years-old can enter for free.