Published: November 9, 2008
crowds in Burnham-On-Sea
crowd of over 10,000 people were treated to a spectacular fireworks
display on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Sunday evening (November
24-minute display went ahead despite forecasts of high winds,
and the organisers told Burnham-On-Sea.com they were "delighted"
with how it had gone - and "relieved" that they had
not had to cancel the event.
crowds lined the Esplanade to watch the display, which
was set to music and, as this year's event fell on Remembrance
Sunday, it also included a sequence of fireworks in which red
leaves fell from the sky as a poignant mark of respect.
Mayor, Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
was a fantastic display and I was delighted that we pulled it
off. There had been some uncertainty earlier in the day given
the strong winds."
thanks go to those who helped organise such a successful event
and also to the many local sponsors who ensured this year's event
could go ahead."
free display was partly funded by the Town Council and local businesses,
including Burnham-On-Sea.com, following an appeal for funding
earlier this year after Sedgemoor District Council said it could
no longer afford to run the event.
of the Rotary Club of Burnham-On-Sea were present to make a collection
in aid of local charities.
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