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Lancaster bomber fireworks display cancelled at East Kirkby over poor weather

A much-anticipated fireworks event at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. The East Kirkby centre was set to combine one of the county’s ‘biggest firework displays’ with taxy runs of the iconic Lancaster bomber and DH Mosquito on Saturday, November 4.

There were also meant to be lectures on Bomber Command uniforms and escape and evasion tactics. Organisers made the “very hard decision” to cancel the event due to the recent heavy rainfall which made the car parks and grass landing strip unsafe to use.

Part of the centre’s statement reads: “Customer safety is our main concern and the condition of the car parks means that we could not ensure the safety of vehicles and customers entering and leaving the site. The centre will be entirely closed on Saturday.

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“This year has been unprecedented with the weather we have had for our events, we truly hope for a better year next year. If you have a ticket for the event and would like a refund please reply to your e-ticket email to request it.”

Despite people voicing their disappointment at the cancellation on social media, many have opted not to ask for a refund. One user wrote: “Such a shame but completely understand. We won’t be requesting a refund as would prefer the money to be used for Just Jane”

Another said: “We have such unpredictable weather but the safety of the public and planes are paramount. Second one I’ve booked and cancelled but it’s the chance you take, we cannot predict the weather. I will not be wanting a refund, please use any monies to continue your fabulous work and we’ll see you next year.”

Another user wrote: “It’s a shame, but understandable, please keep our money as a donation.”

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