10,000 turn out for Fawkes in The Walks in King’s Lynn

Fawkes In The Walks on Friday evening. Fireworks against the moon. ANL-140711-215131009
Fawkes In The Walks on Friday evening. Fireworks against the moon. ANL-140711-215131009
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A crowd of about 10,000 turned out for Fawkes in The Walks on Friday night as the bad weather eased just long enough for a spectacular display to light up the skies above Lynn.

With many people still making their way to the park through St Johns Walk the fireworks display was held back by 10 minutes.

But after an afternoon of rain and wind, organisers at the borough council were pleased to see the skies clear for just long enough for families to enjoy the sparkling display.

David Pope, cabinet member for ICT, leisure and public space, said: “This was another excellent free event for the town.

“I was delighted to see so many people enjoying the fireworks and would like to thank everyone who helped make it happen. We are grateful for all the support the event received including the donations on the night. It was a brilliant evening.”

David Dixon, president of the King’s Lynn Lions, who are also involved in organising the event, said: “We had a great time! We were worried about the rain but the wind dropped and the rain stopped, it all just fell into place for us.

“There was a tremendous atmosphere and we had a fantastic time. We very much appreciate working with the borough council on this event.”

The free fireworks were met with a round of applause from onlookers, who had earlier enjoyed entertainment from KL.FM96.7 presenters and live music from Twisted Melon.

Battle of the Bands Winners Addison’s Uncle performed alongside the musical talents of Jake Morrell and Fazed.

Organisers are still counting up bucket collections held on the night, and the total money raised is yet to be announced.