One of Bury’s "biggest community bonfires" is returning to town in style next month.

Woodbank Cricket Club is urging crowds to secure their tickets early after a record-breaking number of people attended last year's event.

Tickets have been frozen for a second year in recognition of the cost of living crisis.

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Crowds of more than 4,000 people took to the grounds to see the explosive displays. 

The club now hopes to welcome them back on Saturday, November 4.  

Chairman Martyn Ward said: “After a successful cricket season for our teams, we're now focusing our attention on the bonfire, which I know is a highlight of the year for many of our members and people in the area.  

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"It's always a fantastic night and it's great to see so many people coming out to enjoy the fireworks and sample the food and drink on offer.

“Last year we welcomed thousands to The Kenyons, with no tickets available on the gate, which was amazing to see, and we're expecting a similar number this year.  

"We'd like to remind everyone to book their tickets as soon as possible to make sure they can attend and help the night go off with a bang."  

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The bonfire is a highlight of the year for the Brandlesholme club and a major fundraiser, with money raised going towards equipment and training for players from age four to 60-plus.  

Martyn added: “Our club committee and other volunteers have been hard at work planning this and all the other events in our calendar - we really couldn't do this without them.

“If anyone would like to get involved in helping set up on the day, marshal the event or serving on a stall on the night, please get in touch. 

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"We'd also love to see even more people enjoying cricket next season, whether supporting our teams or getting out onto the pitch to represent Woodbank.

“This is a great community club to be a part of and you'd be sure of a warm welcome."  

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Volunteers from the Stafford Street club are working to prepare for the evening and donations of prizes for the tombola are being collected.  

Donations for prizes can be left at the grounds on the day of the event and anyone who would like to volunteer to help should contact the club. 

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £5 for adults and £3 for children, and gates will open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.