spectacular seafront fireworks attract record crowds
of spectators lined Burnham's seafront to watch the town's spectacular
fireworks display last night (Sunday, November 6th), which started
with one minute's silence in memory of those who were killed in
Friday's M5 motorway crash.
The dazzling 25-minute programme saw 3,500 fireworks launched
into the air, accompanied by music, from the beach.
Burnham's Mayor, Michael Clarke, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
was a fantastic show that greatly exceeded expectations and it
was wonderful to see a record large crowd on the seafront enjoying
"We felt it was fitting to mark the terrible events of last
Friday with a minute's silence."
way this was respected was testament to the good nature of the
people of Burnham. Our thoughts go to all the families affected."
Matthew Tosh from Skyburst, the firm that runs the display on
behalf of the Town Council, said the event had run "perfectly
This year's display was funded by the Town Council with the support
of several local businesses, including Home Farm Caravan Park,
Newcombe Caravan Park, Burnham-On-Sea Holiday Village, Highbridge
Caravan Centre, Sandyglade Caravan Park, Unity Farm Holiday Centre
and Dolphin Caravan Park.
Pictured: Top, the fireworks were let off from the beach next
to Burnham jetty; above, the huge crowd in Pier Street
An unofficial 'squibbing' ceremony was held in Pier Street
Burnham's Mayoress during the one minute's silence held for
those who died in Friday's M5 motorway tragedy
Burnham Rotary Club members made collections for local charities
The Mayor, Mayoress and Town Clerk at Sunday's fireworks display
Some of the spectators watched the displayed from the beach
Photos: Burnham-On-Sea.com / Jason Adams / Al Crook