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Bonfire night at Newark Rugby Club cancelled and rescheduled due to weather conditions

Newark Rugby Club has cancelled its bonfire night on Tuesday, November 5.

Due to weather conditions and very heavy rain, the bonfire and display of fireworks has been rescheduled.

Club officials took the decision after the pitches were flooded earlier this week

Firework display and bonfire at Newark Rugby Club. (5032129)
Firework display and bonfire at Newark Rugby Club. (5032129)

The flood water is thought to be receding but the pitches need time to recover before.

The popular annual event on the Kelham Road ground is now to be held on Sunday, November 10.

Gates will open at 4pm, two hours earlier than usual, to help spectators get back home at a reasonable hour.

The fun fair will start from 4pm, followed by the bonfire at 5.15pm, and the fireworks display at 5.30pm. The event will close at 8pm.

Bonfire Night organiser David Pick said: “We’ve taken the decision because the pitches are very wet and need time to dry out further.

“We realise this may disappoint our regular supporters but ask them to attend next Sunday instead. We promise the event will be as good as usual.

“On behalf the club, can I thank all our staff and volunteers for their hard work and understanding plus, of course, all the other groups and suppliers who support this evening to make it one of the best in the area."


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