November 7, 2010
Big crowds expected at Burnham-On-Sea's seafront fireworks
crowds of spectators are expected to line Burnham's seafront tonight
(Sunday, November 7th) to watch the town's annual fireworks display.
Hundreds of spectacular fireworks will be fired from a temporary
scaffolding platform which has been built on the town's jetty
and which will be surrounded by sea water.
20-minute display starts at 7pm and will include several brand
new fireworks never before seen in Burnham. Organisers confirmed
to Burnham-On-Sea.com this afternoon that tonight's event will
be going ahead as scheduled.
Lee Harvey, from Skyburst, the company that is running the event
on behalf of the Town Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the
display promises to be "breathtaking".
He added that a programme of classical, pop and film music will
accompany the dazzling show.
event will be free of charge, but Burnham Rotary Club will be
collecting donations during the evening for local charities.
The display is being funded by the Town Council with the support
of several local businesses, including Central Radio Services,
Laburnum House, Highbridge Caravans, Beachside Holiday Park, Retreat
Caravan Park, Unity Farm and Newcombe Caravan Park.
The hugely popular free event, which is often attended by thousands
of spectators, is
being held on the night before Burnham's annual carnival.
After the fireworks, The Railway Inn in Burnham High Street will
be holding a fundraising concert at 9.30pm where local group The
Riverbrew will be playing to raise money for Help For Heroes.
Landlord Danny Pearce told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We hope
to raise a good sum for the charity whilst keeping the fireworks
fun continuing into the evening."