watch Burnham-On-Sea seafront fireworks
of people lined Burnham's seafront last night (Sunday) to watch
a spectacular display of fireworks to start the town's carnival
estimated crowd of well over 5,000 people crowded The Esplanade
and neighbouring streets to watch a sparking colourful 20-minute
display, which was fired from the town's jetty.
was a short delay to the display by around ten minutes to allow
for last-minute safety checks, and to enable a search for a four
year-old boy who'd briefly gone missing in the crowds before being
safe and well.
4,000 sparkling shots soared into the air above the beach, accompanied
by a programme of modern music.
series of horizontal 'carpet
shells' were also fired horizontally over the beach at one point
with the red lights falling onto the sand resembling poppies for
Mayor Cllr Michael Clarke told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards:
"It was a fantastic show and it was great to see such large
crowds come out to enjoy it."
had our fingers crossed all day that the wind would not halt the
display, and the weather was kind in the end."
year's display, enjoyed by the crowds, overseen by Skyburst
Illuminations and were funded by Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council with the support of local businesses including Home
Farm Holiday Park, Positive Wealth Creation, Retreat Caravan Park,
Highbridge Caravans, Co-Op Funeral Care and PJ Harris Funeral
display was organised by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council in
the run-up to Monday's Burnham-On-Sea
Carnival. Charity donations were collected by the Rotary Club.
Luke Organ, Burnham-On-Sea.com and Alison Donnellan