Large crowds of people lined Burnham’s seafront on Sunday evening (November 3rd) to watch a spectacular fireworks display that marked the start of the town’s carnival festivities.
Heavy rain during the two hours leading up to the start of the display put off some people attending, but the crowd numbers were still large.
Spectators were treated to a sparkling 20-minute display, which was fired from the town’s jetty and beach.
Over 2,000 sparkling shots soared into the air, accompanied by music from the past three decades. The display is the annual curtain-raiser to Monday’s Burnham-On-Sea Carnival.
Burnham’s Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “It was a fantastic display and it was great to see such large crowds out enjoying it despite the weather.”
“Considering the wet conditions, it was a fantastic turnout and a very impressive display, all very well run by Skyburst. It was the right decision to go ahead with the display, based on the professional advice of Skyburst.”
The event was funded by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council with the support of local businesses including Northam Farm, Home Farm holiday park, Positive Wealth Creation, Highbridge Caravans and Newcombe Caravan Park. The Mayor thanked them for their support along with the Carnival Club for marshalling, Wessex Ambulance, and the collectors.
The charity collection was overseen by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club with the assistance of local army cadets and sea cadets.
Monday’s carnival will see over 70 entries taking part – and the Carnival is once again set to be a dazzling event, drawing huge crowds into Burnham-On-Sea – see more here.