Bonfire events set for Stamford, Bourne, the Deepings and Rutland

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Fireworks will light up the sky this weekend as crowds flock to bonfire night events across the area.

Deepings Rugby Club will kick things off on Friday with a display at the Linchfield Road ground in Deeping St James.

Fireworks begin at 7.30pm and there will be plenty of entertainment with stalls, rides and a licensed bar.

The event is held in association with the Rotary Club of the Deepings. Entry is £4 for an adult, £3 per child and £12 for a family of two adults and up to three children under 16.

The Stamford and District Kiwanis will host their annual display at Stamford Queen Eleanor School in Green Lane on Saturday.

Gates open at 5pm and the bonfire will be lit at 6pm, with a spectacular fireworks display shortly after.

There will also be hot food, mulled wine and fairground rides. Sparklers are not allowed.

Entry for adults is £5, with children £2. The event has been sponsored by Hanson Cement, based in Ketton, and all proceeds will go to good causes.

The Rutland Lions Club will hold its 38th annual display at Oakham Rugby Club in Pillings Road on Saturday.

Gates open at 6pm with displays running from 7pm. The first will be for children, with the main display suitable for the whole family.

The price on the gate is £4 for anyone over five years old, or £3.50 in advance. Family tickets are also available from Fords of Oakham in Church Street, Oakham, and Uppingham Sport & Book, in High Street East, Uppingham.

Alongside the fireworks there will be food and drink, a bar and fun for the children.

Whissendine Primary School parents association has organised a display at Cow Lane on Saturday.

Gates will open at 5.30pm and judging for the best guy competition will be held at 6pm, so make sure to enter yours in time. The bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm with fireworks starting at 6.40pm.

Tickets are available in advance from the school office and Mace in Main Street, Whissendine.

A display will be held in Pickwell Road, Somerby, from 7pm on Saturday. Entry for adults is £3, with children just £1. Proceeds will go to the Somerby Memorial Hall Funds for Hall Improvements.

Baston will host its annual fireworks spectacular on the Brudenell Playing Fields on Sunday. A fun fair will begin at 3pm, the food court will open at 4pm and braziers will be lit at 5.30pm.

A quieter fireworks display suitable for youngsters will start at 6pm, with the main show set to music at 7pm.

The event will have a British theme to follow the jubilee and Olympic celebrations.

Advance tickets are £15 for a family of two adults and three children, £5 for adults and £2.50 for children from the post office in Main Street, Baston. A limited number may be available on the gate at increased prices.

On Monday Blackstones Sport and Social Club will host a free display with barbecue and bonfire from 6pm. Collections will be taken for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

The White Horse Inn in Morcott will hold a display from 6.30pm on Monday. Entrance is free with a donation to the air ambulance.

St Nicholas Primary School in Cottesmore will hold a display at the village hall and community centre in Main Street on Monday.

Gates open at 6pm and the night includes a small funfair, refreshments and a bar.

Bourne Abbey Primary Academy will host a display and barbecue at the Manning Road playing fields on Saturday next week. Gates open at 5.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and fireworks will be set off from 7pm.

Entry for adults is £6, children are £3 and a family of two adults and two children is £14 (£12 in advance from Deb ‘n’ Hans in North Street).

And on Saturday next week Barrowden Bonfire Committee will hold a display at Barrowden recreation ground. Gates open at 6pm with fireworks at 7pm. Up to three additional children’s tickets can be bought with a family ticket for just £1.50.