A warning over looming wild weather has seen this year’s Sidbury Fireworks spectacular cancelled.
The hugely popular display was due to take place on Saturday (November 2) – with organisers expressing their regret and disappointment at having to make the decision.
They had been hard at work preparing a ‘mind-blowing’ bonfire at Sidbury Manor and an ‘explosive and colourful routine’ of fireworks worth £8,000.
‘Wheels on fire’ was set to be the theme of the festivities – which raise cash for charity each year.
The Sidbury Bonfire and Fireworks Committee said today (Thursday): “It is with regret that Sidbury Bonfire and Fireworks Committee have cancelled this year’s event as a result of a weather warning.
“Although we are all disappointed, especially as a great deal has been done to date, the safety of our audience and army of helpers is paramount.
“For those that have purchased pre-paid tickets, they will be honoured for next year’s event, or contact email@example.com. Please include your bank details.”
Last year’s event attracted record crowds and netted £1,500 for Hospiscare and £1,000 for the Royal British Legion.
The Red Cross was selected as this year’s nominated charity.