Organisers say they will have to pull the plug next year if people continue to watch display from the new bridge.

People are being urged to watch this year's fireworks display at Barnstaple Rugby Club - rather than for free on the new bridge.

Barnstaple Round Table members have organised a display in the town for many years but said next Sunday's event (November 1) at Mill Road would be their last if it was not well supported.

Vice-chairman Mike Jewell said around 1,500 people paid to see the fireworks last year, but many chose to watch the event from the Taw Bridge.

"The fireworks cost us about £4,500 to put on last year and I think we made about £50," he said.

"If people don't support it, we can't afford to put it on. This is our last year at cracking it.

"We are all volunteers and every penny we raise goes back to the community - the more we can raise, the more we can give back.

"It's just a plea really - we understand that not everyone can afford to come in and watch the fireworks and some will choose to watch it on the bridge but please, if you can, come down to the rugby club and help make it a real family atmosphere.

"We try to keep improving the event and there are have lots of extra things going on this year," he added.

Added attractions with year include Spiderman, Elsa from Frozen and a mini exotic petting zoo before the fireworks start.

"I'd like to say a big thank you to our all sponsors for making the event possible this year, including Hele Bay Precision; Lilicos; Philip Dennis; and Loosemoore; and Your Day Catering."

Gates open at 5.30pm and the fireworks start at 7pm.

Online discounted tickets are available in advance here (£12 for a family of four) or on the door (£15 for a family of four).