The annual Tockwith bonfire and fireworks look set to go-ahead this year.
Show organisers confirmed today that preparations were being made to hold the event on Friday, November 5.
The bonfire was cancelled last year due to the covid pandemic and doubts were raised over whether it will go ahead this year.
Tockwith and District Agricultural Show, which is organised by the same committee, was also cancelled this year due to “continuing uncertainty” over the impact of the pandemic.
However, the committee has decided to continue with preparations for fireworks night and also press ahead with plans for what will be the 75th Tockwith show in 2022.
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Michelle Lee, show president, said:
“No one can predict what will be happening next August – or indeed next month – but we feel that it’s now the right time to hopefully draw a line in the sand and move forward.
“Staging a major event like this needs months of planning so if we don’t start now it will very quickly become too late to get it off the ground.
“Now our immediate priority is to get the bonfire and fireworks night organised so that people can see that Tockwith show is back in business, and hopefully when we light that fire on November 5 it will be a beacon of hope that we are moving into more positive times.”