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Fireworks and bonfire night events in and around Newark




Fireworks displays are being held across the Advertiser area this week.

Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night, which officially takes place on November 5, commemorates the Gunpowder plot of 1605.

Bonfires are lit to remember the attempt of 13 men to blow up Parliament, including Guy Fawkes.

Firework display and bonfire at Newark Rugby Club.
Firework display and bonfire at Newark Rugby Club.

The Advertiser has put together a list of organised bonfire and fireworks displays in the area.

Friday 2 November

The first bonfire event of the year in Newark will be held at Newark Ransome and Marles Cricket Club.

As well as a bonfire and fireworks, there will be hot pork rolls for sale and a licensed bar.

The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm ahead of a fireworks display at 7pm. Entry is 2.50 per person and parking is free.

Saturday 3 November

Under fives have free entry at Flowserve Sports and Social Club bonfire night.

Entry for everyone else is £3 per person. Attractions include fireworks, bonfire, bar and food.

The bonfire will be lit at 6.45pm and the fireworks display will take place half-an-hour later at 7.15pm.

Kelham Hall have a whole host of attractions at their fireworks display.

Entertainment includes a fireworks display, live music, fairground rides, food and treats.

The gates open at 5pm and entry costs £4 per person or £20 per car.

Winthorpe bonfire and fireworks display will be in the primary school field.

Visitors are encouraged to follow signs in the village. There will be a licensed bar and food for sale.

The bonfire will be lit at 6.45 and the fireworks display will take place at 7.15. Entry is £6 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Family tickets are available at Collingham bonfire and fireworks display for £15.

Food and drink will be on sale with the bonfire kicking off the night at 6.15pm before a fireworks display at 7pm.

Entry is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

There will be a family fun fair at Walesby Forest bonfire night.

Other attractions include a beer tent, fireworks, bonfire and food stalls.

The bonfire will be lit at 5.30pm with a children's fireworks display at 7pm followed by the main display at 8.15pm. Entry is £5 per adult and £4 per child. Parking is free.

Fire eaters will be present at Bingham Town Sports Club's fireworks display.

Visitors will also be treated to live music alongside the regular food stalls, bar, bonfire and fireworks display.

The gate opens at 6pm and entry is £3 for adults and £2 for children.

Monday 5 November

One of the biggest fireworks displays in the area is held at Newark Rugby Club.

Attractions include fairground rides, a licensed bar, food stalls, bonfire and fireworks display.

The bonfire will be lit at 7.15pm and the fireworks display will take place at 7.30pm. Entry is £5 per person of £15 per car.

Southwell's fireworks display this year will take place at Southwell Rugby Club.

The event takes place from 6.30pm with a bonfire, fireworks, food stalls and a bar.

Entry is £5 per person or £15 for a family ticket.

The Brownlow Arms, High Marnham is holding its annual Guy Fawkes night.

The pub event starts with a bonfire at 6pm followed by fireworks half-an-hour later.

Entry is £3 for adults, £2 for children and under fives go free.

Advice from St John Ambulance

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

St John Ambulance volunteers will be attending a number of firework events across Nottinghamshire so that anyone who needs first aid gets it quickly. However, injuries are much more likely to occur at private parties, where trained volunteers won’t be on hand to help.

Antony Glyptis, training delivery manager for St John Ambulance in the charity’s East Region, said: “Every year, our highly-skilled volunteers are asked to provide first aid cover for members of the public who want to celebrate Bonfire Night at major events in their communities. Attendees at these events can be reassured that help is on hand if they need it.

"However, we also want to provide families having bonfire parties at home with a few handy tips so that they can deal with minor injuries should they unfortunately occur."

Firework First Aid

Burns or scalds

If someone’s got a burn or scald:

  • Move the person away from the heat
  • Place the burn or scald under cool running water for 10 minutes minimum
  • If the burn is to a child, larger than your hand, on the face, hands or feet, or is a deep burn, call 999
  • Remove jewellery and clothing around the area, unless stuck to the burn
  • Cover the burn loosely, lengthways with kitchen film to prevent infection
  • Don’t burst blisters
  • Monitor and treat for shock if necessary
  • Tell them to seek medical advice.

Debris in the eye

If someone’s got something in their eye:

  • Tell them not to rub it, so they don’t make it worse
  • Pour clean water over their eye to wash out what’s in there and/or to cool the burn
  • If this doesn’t work, try to lift the debris out with a damp corner of a clean tissue
  • If this doesn’t work either, don’t touch anything that’s stuck in their eye – cover it with a clean dressing or non-fluffy material
  • Then take or send them straight to hospital.

Smoke inhalation

If someone’s inhaled smoke fumes:

  • Move them away from the smoke so they can breathe in some fresh air
  • Help them sit down in a comfortable position and loosen any tight clothing around their neck to help them breathe normally
  • If they don’t recover quickly, call 999/112 for an ambulance.

For those looking for quick, easily accessible first aid information, the St John Ambulance app is available free on smartphones and the website (www.sja.org.uk) offers demo videos, an interactive game, and lots of free advice. For more information about first aid courses please call 0844 770 4800.



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