Have you bought a Clitheroe Bonfire lucky ticket?

This year's Clitheroe Community Bonfire ticket. (s)
This year's Clitheroe Community Bonfire ticket. (s)

Have you got a lucky ticket for this year’s Clitheroe Community Bonfire? You have if it’s like the one pictured here.

With the first 2,500 tickets sold there was the chance to buy one of 10 lucky tickets. These are designed slightly differently and give whoever has bought one the chance to light either the bonfire or the firework display on Saturday November 2nd.

The first two of the 10 lucky ticket holders to visit The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times office at 3 King Street with their special tickets will win the star prizes, while the eight runners-up will be presented with a bottle of house Champagne, Stephane Breton, from Byrne’s wine shop in Clitheroe.

If you have not already spotted the obvious error on the ticket – the date on the 10 lucky tickets is 02/11/31, instead of 02/11/13.

The first two people to bring their winning tickets to the our office after 9 am today (Thursday) – please ring the front door bell for assistance – will pick up the star prize and the next eight people will win a bottle of Champagne.

This year’s bonfire will go ahead on the Clitheroe Castle field as an all-ticket event due to health and safety regulations, with a maximum 5,000 people allowed to attend.

Tickets can be bought from Dawson’s or any Rotary, Round Table or Lions member and are also available from Booths today (Thursday), tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday plus Tesco on October 24th, 25th and 26th.

They cost £10 for a family ticket (two adults and two children under 16), £5 for an adult ticket (16 and over), £2 for a child’s ticket (under 16), with free admission for the under-threes. No tickets will be for sale on the night of the bonfire.

There will be all the usual attractions, including a hog roast, hot dogs and food by Indian Delight, who took part at Clitheroe Food Festival. There will also be tea, coffee and soft drinks plus the usual novelty flashing toys.

Bonfire committee chairman Bill Barker said: “Please bring friends, smiles, children and happy people. Please don’t bring sparklers, fireworks or alcohol. Let’s all have a good safe night.”

The event’s sponsors are FMB Solicitors, Kenneth Hind Barrister Oriel Chambers, Lancaster Brewery, Dugdale Nutrition Ltd, Castle Cement, Pubwatch, Clitheroe Town Council and Ribble Valley Borough Council, which is also allowing use of the Castle grounds and has assisted with the administration.