Within six hours of their release, tickets for the opening ceremony of Poole’s much anticipated Twin Sails Bridge have run out.
Hundreds of people cued outside, and bombarded the telephone lines of the Lighthouse in Poole in hope of getting their hands on one of the 1500 tickets to spectate an iconic moment in Poole’s history.
The event will host performances from the Coastal Voices community choir, the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, who will perform a new piece of music created specifically for the opening of the bridge, created in collaboration with local school children.
Those unfortunate to miss out on tickets for the event are being encouraged by the Mayor of Poole, Graham Wilson, to join the extended celebrations on Poole Quay, with live music and street entertainment starting at 7pm, culminating with a fireworks display at 9pm.
Cllr Xena Dion has described the Bridge as “a gate way to a whole area of regeneration, putting Poole on the map” and opening up opportunities for the future of Poole.
Local residents are also looking forward to much needed improvements to traffic flows in the centre of the town.