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Newbury Berkshire: Lions Club Fireworks Displays 2011

Lions Club Fireworks Displays 2011

The Lions Club of Newbury are organising their annual Fireworks Display at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 5th November to coincide with the 90th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion.  

Every year this event proves to be the greatest pyrotechnic display in West Berkshire and is enjoyed by thousands of people, some of whom travel great distances just to enjoy the spectacle.  As in previous years the Firework Display will be augmented by some stirring military music to help celebrate the work of the Royal British Legion.

To help you there are excellent deals for those of you who purchase your tickets in advance when you really can save money, and we have reduced the cost of tickets for 2011.  Tickets bought in advance are £4 for adults, £3.50 for those aged 5 to 16 years and just £12 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) and are available from Tesco Superstore in Newbury and on the A4, Newbury and Thatcham branches of Newbury Building Society and The Corn Exchange.  On the night, entrance is just £5, with those under 5 admitted for free.

In 2011 in addition to the fireworks and fun fair we welcome back Heart Radio to the Racecourse who will again provide that extra dimension to our event.  The venue boasts a large sheltered area as well as offering excellent views of the firework display and plenty of free parking.

Members of Newbury Lions will, as usual, be selling hot and cold drinks, burgers and hot dogs and running a bar – all at reasonable prices.  There will also be sales of doughnuts and novelties.  The profit, in conjunction with the gate monies, is used to help us fund the numerous charitable requests we receive from within the local area.  In the past 12 months the Lions have distributed in excess of £21000 in supporting those whose need is greatest and we continue to do this with even more demands on our funds at this time.

Safety is paramount for this event.  The fireworks are separated from the public by the racetrack and 3 sets of fences.  The Red Cross, as usual, will be on hand in case of any emergency.  As in previous years, and in line with DTI regulations, no sparklers will be sold or permitted on site. 

The gates will open at 5.30pm and spectators can visit the fun fair, mingle with the crowd, enjoy the sounds of Heart FM or enjoy the delights of the various refreshments which are available before the firework display itself begins at 7.30pm.  This event is always well supported, with the spectacular display again organised by Fireworks and FX Advanced Pyrotechnics Ltd, who promise 2011 will be bigger and better than ever.

Newbury Lions are most grateful for the support given by the Newbury Weekly News, Heart FM, Robinson Foods, Quantel and Newbury Tools and with a special mention and thanks to Newbury Racecourse for providing us with this superb venue again this year.

We look forward to welcoming all of you wishing to celebrate Guy Fawkes with a truly spectacular firework display at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 5th November.


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