photos: Heavy rain fails to dampen spirits at Burnham fireworks
rain failed to halt Sunday's seafront fireworks in Burnham-On-Sea
which were watched by a crowd of around 3,000 people.
were out in force, but spectators were rewarded with a spectacular
display that lasted over 20-minutes.
from a specially-built platform on the town's jetty, the fireworks
were reflected on the sea water.
This year's event was funded by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
Town Council with support from local businesses including Highbridge
Caravans, Unity Farm, Positive Wealth Creation, Retreat Caravan
Park, Newcombe Caravan Park and Skyburst
and Highbridge Mayor, Cllr Martin Cox, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It was a shame about the rain, but we were so relieved that
the high winds stayed away and allowed the display to go ahead."
was great to see such large crowds enjoying the event - the fireworks
and the sound were wonderful. The finale was really heart-stopping,
crowds lined The Esplanade to watch the display, which was organised
by the Town Council in the run-up to Monday's Burnham
Carnival. Burnham Town Team also gave its support by providing
event was free of charge to spectators, who were encouraged to
give donations to the charity collectors provided by Burnham's
Mayor and Mayoress Martin and Arlene Cox with Rotary collector
Dennis Davey and Town Council Clerk Denise Emery
The crowds along the seafront were treated to a stunning display
There was a sea of umbrellas along the seafront during the display
The Mayor congratulating the sound manager for a successful display
The fireworks display lasted over 20 minutes and started on time