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Robin Hood pageant in Nottingham postponed until next year due to wet weather

Recent high rainfall has left forest grounds waterlogged Credit: Nottingham City Council

The Robin Hood Pageant in Nottingham has had to be postponed due to wet weather.

Recent high rainfall has left forest grounds waterlogged, and with more rain forecast to over the next few days, the danger for performers - particularly during battle re-enactments, has meant that the pageant has been postponed until Spring 2020.

The pageant was also previously cancelled in 2017 due to high winds.

Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “It is unfortunate that the 39th edition of this ever popular event, has been overtaken by the recent wet weather."

"With the battle scenes being a major reason for the event’s enduring popularity, the waterlogged ground meant that much of the programme would not have been able to be staged.

Also, many of the re-enactors actually camp out on site during the event in period tents. We have to consider their access to site as well as their living conditions which would have been very unpleasant.”

– Dave Trimble

Anyone who has already bought tickets for this year’s event are being advised that they will be contacted by their ticket retailer and given the choice between a full refund or having their tickets transferred to the new date once it has been confirmed by organisers.

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