Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

November 6, 2005
Spectacular seafront fireworks display lights up skies above Burnham

Richard Dyer of Burnham Rotary Club collecting during Sunday evening's 2005 fireworks

More than 4,000 people flocked to Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday night, November 6th, to watch a stunning firework display that marked the start of the town's annual Carnival festivities.

Reflections on the mud during the 2005 Burnham fireworksCrowds lined the seafront and beach to watch the 25 minute display which included over 5,000 individual explosions.

The theme was a celebratory one to commemorate the Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes.

The reflections on the sea and wet sand gave the display an added dimension, as shown in our photo above.

A firework bursts over Burnham Pier during Sunday's 2005 fireworks displayAlan Christie of Skyburst, the company that is supplying the fireworks, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've made a very special effort this year with the combined anniversary of Trafalgar and the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes."

"Our technicians have been busy designing new and innovative effects, some of which have never before been seen in the UK. It should be really special."

The crowds watch from the seafront as another firework erupts from Burnham-On-Sea  jettyHe added: "The musical theme this year was a combination of nautical, movie and patriotic themes - allowing the best combinations of sequences to be choreographed."

Sponsored by both the District Council and Town Council, the event was agian completely free, although a charity collection was held by several local groups and the Rotary Club collected hundreds of pounds.

Fireworks over Burnham Pier reflected on a pool of sea waterThe fireworks were fired from the jetty and the display got underway shortly after 6.30pm. The change in the start time this year was due to the 9.27pm high tide, which meant more time was needed to fully dismantle the equipment after the display.

The fireworks were followed by the Burnham and Highbridge Band playing at The Princess in Burnham. The first half of the group's programme reflected Britain's maritime heritage and the second half was more contemplative in line with the forthcoming Remembrance Day.

Sunday's fireworks and concert is the traditional curtain-raiser to the annual Burnham-On-Sea Carnival, which is held the following day - Monday November 7th at 7.30pm.A family gives the thumbs up after the 2005 Burnham fireworks display

RELATED LINKS:

2005 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival

Fireworks wow the crowds in 2004

Skyburst


Latest Burnham-On-Sea news headlines

Burnham-On-Sea News

Latest news in the Burnham-On-Sea area

Latest video coverage
Click here for online video

Latest forum discussions
Click here to visit Burnham's forums

Burnham business guide
Click here to visit our A-Z guide

Burnham dating and friends
Click here to find new friends


Live Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam

24-hour live pictures
See live images from the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here


What's on in Burnham-On-Sea

Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea calendar for what's happening. Click here


Burnham-On-Sea history section

Burnham History
Visit Burnham's history section to learn more about the town's colourful past. Click here


Web site index

Site Index

Home page
10-day weather forecast

News archive
Photo gallery
Tide times this week
Burnham-On-Sea Lifeboats
Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft

BURNHAM COMMUNITY
Events diary
Burnham-On-Sea library
Council & utilities
Housing associations
Doctors and dentists
Burnham Groups & Clubs
Schools in Burnham
Mother & toddler groups
Churches in Burnham
Refuse disposal points
Advice services in Burnham
More Burnham Web sites
Contact Burnham's MP
Local TV listings today

TOURISM INFORMATION
Visiting Burnham
Guide books on Burnham
Hotels and B&Bs
Places to visit in the area
Carnivals

BURNHAM TRAVEL
Maps for Burnham-On-Sea
Rail travel to Burnham
Visit Burnham by coach
Buses & public transport

ABOUT THIS SITE
Who we are
Contact Us
Advertise on this site
Bookmark this site