Published: November 11, 2012
In photos: Crowds flock to dazzling seafront fireworks in Burnham

A huge crowd of up to 10,000 spectators lined Burnham's seafront to watch a spectacular fireworks display on Sunday night.

The dazzling 20-minute programme saw 5,000 fireworks launched into the air, accompanied by music, from the jetty and beach.

The crowds had to wait an extra 30 minutes after Skyburst, the firm that runs the display on behalf of the Town Council, delayed the start on health and safety grounds.

The firm's Matthew Tosh told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The tide was higher than expected and a number of last-minute safety checks could not go ahead until the water receded, but it didn't spoil the display at all."

Burnham's Mayor, Ken Smout, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a fantastic show that exceeded expectations. It was wonderful to see such a huge crowd on the seafront and we thank them for their patience in waiting for the start."

"The fireworks are great for business in Burnham and drawing visitors into the town."

There was a poignant moment in the middle of the display when poppy shapes were created in the sky - a reference to today's remembrance ceremonies.

A huge crowd lined the seafront to watch the annual display

Members of Burnham Rotary Club were collecting for charity during the event

Dazzling fireworks were let off during the 20 minute display (Pic Nick Whetstone)

The display was overseen by Mayor Ken Smout and Town Clerk Eileen Shaw

Huge fireworks exploded into the night sky above the beach (Pics Keith Gough)

Spectators along the seafront got into the spirit of the evening

The spectacular show was accompanied by classical music

An explosive firework lights up the beach and seafront during Sunday's display

The sparkling display lit up the night sky above Burnham (Pics Al Crook)

 


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