December 5 2013 Latest news:
Monday, November 4, 2013
Thousands of people came together on Saturday night to watch explosions of colour light up the sky over Bury St Edmunds’ historic Abbey Gardens.
The annual fireworks display, organised by Bury St Edmunds Round Table, started at 7.30pm and lasted for about 20 minutes.
Stuart Dalton, lead organiser for the event, said last year it raised about £5,000, after costs, for local good causes, and this year the figure should have exceeded that.
He said: “The biggest worry is always the weather really. There’s a hell of a lot of work that goes into the build-up and having got that in place the one thing you cannot affect is the weather.
“And even in the day setting up a few guys who work for the fireworks company were fairly pessimistic.”
But he said fortunately the wind was blowing away from the crowd, across the river.
He added: “When the last firework goes bang this weight goes off your shoulders. The whole event went really smoothly. There were no major incidents or issues, nothing out of the ordinary. I’m really pleased.”
Aside from the main attraction, there were rides, entertainment and food stalls in the gardens and Bury radio station RWSfm had a stage.