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Bang! Pop! Fizzzz! Firework season begins in Worcester - pics
AN early bonfire celebration went off with bang as thousands of people turned out to enjoy the spectacle.
Some 7,500 people are thought to have gathered in the King George V Playing Fields, Brickfields, last night, despite a rumour circulating that it had been cancelled.
Jill Hoad, of organisers LMS Events, said: “It went really well and was a great success. It was a lot busier than last year even though someone spread a rumour that it was cancelled.
“I thought that might dampen it but overall I am really pleased with the turnout. The last couple of years we have had 3-5,000 people.”
Away from the eye-catching firework display provided by Pepperpot Pyrotechnics of Rainbow Hill, local rower and Olympic medalist Zac Purchase proved to be a big draw as he posed for photos, signed autographs and chatted with hosts Heart FM.
Other attractions included children’s entertainment, a food village offering all manner of tasty treats and fire jugglers impressing the crowds.
- Click here for our picture gallery from the event.
- Click here for a list of events happening this weekend.