Spectacular seafront fireworks display lights
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.
lined the seafront and beach to watch the 25 minute display which
included over 5,000 individual explosions.
theme was a celebratory one to commemorate the Anniversary of
the Battle of Trafalgar and the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes.
reflections on the sea and wet sand gave the display an added
dimension, as shown in our photo above.
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."
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."
added: "The musical theme this year was a combination of
nautical, movie and patriotic themes - allowing the best combinations
of sequences to be choreographed."
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 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.
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.
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.
wow the crowds in 2004