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Bonfire Night Event!



31 October 2004

The site of Marshall’s Yard – Gainsborough’s planned £31 million retail development – will be the venue for a community bonfire on Friday night. (November 5th)

The developers Dransfield Properties and Prospect Estates have teamed up with the North Notts Lions to organise a Bonfire and Fireworks Display on the site of the former Britannia works.

Demolition work has now been completed on the site and the site has been cleared – it’s hoped work will start on the retail development by early next summer.

But with no construction work starting until next year the developers decided it would be an ideal location for a one off community bonfire.

Organisers are hoping the community will get behind the idea and turn up to the Bonfire Night celebrations, which start at 7.30pm on Friday at the Beaumont Street site.

It’s the first time in recent years that a bonfire has been held in the town.

Managing Director of Dransfield Properties, Mark Dransfield, said: “We just felt that it was an ideal opportunity with the amount of waste material on site to have a bonfire and make a special event of it so we contacted the Lions who have very kindly organised the whole thing.

“This time next year work will be well underway on the site and the area will look very different, so this is really a one off opportunity to have an event like this which we hope all the community will really enjoy.”

The Lions have taken over the organisation of the event. Spokesman Raymond Simpson said: “This will be the first time in recent years that there has been an organised event of this kind in the town and we are very grateful to Dransfield Properties for the opportunity to organise this great community bonfire.

“Any money raised will go to local charities and we hope that everyone who comes along has a great evening.”

The Bonfire will be lit at 7:30pm, followed by a firework display by the Lions, refreshments will be available and the West Lindsey Car Park opposite the site will be open for the evening.

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DATE:  Friday November 5th
TIME:  7:30pm
LOCATION:  Site of Marshall’s Yard. Gainsborough
EVENT:  Community Bonfire


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644