Community Bonfire Night 2019 | All you need to know – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

Community Bonfire Night 2019 | All you need to know

Sunday sees the return of our annual community bonfire and firework display, a highlight of our calendar and something all at the club looks forward to.

It is important to note that the event is completely sold out and there will be absolutely no tickets available on the door: due to our insurance we will legally be unable to allow more people on the premises. This will be enforced regardless of mitigating factors (such as already having family/friends inside etc) as breaking this limit will invalidate our cover for the event – if you do not have a ticket, please do not attend as you will not be permitted entry.

Printing out of tickets is not strictly needed: your ticket QR code should be scannable from a phone screen. If attending as part of a Family ticket, all members will need to be in admitted at the same time – once any QR code is scanned, it is instantly voided. This also means that we are unable to allow readmittance if you leave the premises. It may also be advisable to allow some time for gaining entry: past years have seen a rush around the time of the firework display, and though we’ll try to process everyone as quickly as possible, there is the potential for queueing at peak times. Our event, and indeed the entire club, is manned by volunteers – we’d like to thank you for your patience and understanding in advance.

If you have a ticket are unable to attend, refunds will be available until Saturday evening – after this, we will be unable to process refunds for any reason. Find out more about requesting a refund here.

There is no parking available at the ground for the event, and the roads around our ground are privately owned which means there will be no parking on those surrounding roads. We advise taking public transport if at all possible – or making appropriate plans to mitigate the above if that is not a realistic option. For more on getting to the ground, click here.

While we do accept card payments, and this will be an option at certain stalls, bringing cash is advisable.

Gates for the event will open at 5.30pm, with the bonfire to be lit before 6.30pm, and our fireworks display beginning at 7.30pm. These times may vary slightly depending on external factors. Our fireworks display has been co-ordinated by the club, with our firework display proudly devised by our sponsors Chorlton Fireworks.

Our food will be provided by Bounceback Food and Gavin’s Biltong, who will be providing a variety of hot, South African inspired, dishes – please click here for more information.

Finally, we advise that appropriate footwear is worn – with the volume of people attending, we anticipate that there will be some churn in grassy areas, and there could potentially be puddles in certain areas. Wrapping up warm would also be advised.

We look forward to welcoming you for what is certain to be a hugely entertaining evening.