Burnham-On-Sea fireworks promise to be spectacular
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display
say a spectacular show is in store this evening
year's fireworks will begin at 6.30pm, with a dazzling display
on the beach next to the town's jetty (pictured), to be accompanied
by a line-up of classical and modern music.
Christie from Skyburst fireworks, which is running the display,
said: "There will be just over 200 aerial shell bursts."
will also be 4,000 shots from roman candles and cakes, the totals
averaging 210 shots per minute or 3.5 shots per second."
are especially excited by the 5 silver strobe to red crossette
shells a sphere of blinking stars with a projection of
six red stars that each split into four at the end of their trajectory
and silver butterfly cylinder shells which produce a circle of
spinning tourbillions. Keep an eye out for the smiley/sad and
cat face shells and also the swimming stars as they dance across
music this year will be a special mix of pop, classical and epic
themes to enhance the fireworks, which build in increasing waves
of intensity to the grand finale shots of Corolla to Blue
a stunning silvery gold ball of tightly packed tendrils with blue
event will be free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of local
firms, however spectators are being encouraged to give donations
to the charity collection being run by Burnham's Rotary Club.
public viewing area will be from the Esplanade, with the beach
forming part of the exclusion zone. However, this may have to
be extended, as in previous years, depending on weather factors
and wind direction.
year's event is being funded by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
Town Council with support from local businesses including Highbridge
Caravans, Positive Wealth Creation, Retreat Caravan Park, Newcombe
Caravan Park, Co-Op Funeral Services, and Skyburst
Dutch band will also be playing on the seafront from 6pm. Large
crowds are expected to line The Esplanade to watch the display.
Motorists driving to the event are being advised to leave plenty
of extra time due to various road closures in force.
display is organised by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council in
the run-up to Monday's Burnham-On-Sea
will have the very latest on the weather during Sunday, should
the conditions risk affecting the display