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See stunning pictures from fireworks display at Christchuch Park , Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 22:58 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:34 05 November 2017

The fireworks display at Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

The fireworks display at Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

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The skies above Ipswich lit up this evening with one of Suffolk’s biggest firework displays, attended by thousands of spectators.

Crowds gathered to enjoy the display.Picture: NIGE BROWN. Crowds gathered to enjoy the display.Picture: NIGE BROWN.

Alchemy Fireworks’ musical extravaganza got underway at 8pm for the 46th annual celebration at Christchurch Park.

The display from Alchemy Fireworks. .Picture:NIGE BROWN. The display from Alchemy Fireworks. .Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Gates opened two hours earlier so that crowds could soak up the atmosphere and enjoy attractions including a fun fair as well as food and drink.

.Jelella and Amelia Maciute.Picture:NIGE BROWN. .Jelella and Amelia Maciute.Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Entertainment was scheduled to include performances from Soul Riot, Chelsea Francis, Funky Voices and The Emma Dodd School of Performing Arts.

Annabel and Coralie Fell-Clark. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Annabel and Coralie Fell-Clark. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

New attraction, the Big Heads parade also attended as well as the fire juggling act Tri Fie R.

Chelsea and Ernie Richer. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Chelsea and Ernie Richer. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Organised by the 11th Ipswich Scouts, the annual fireworks raised funds to support activities for hundreds of young people each year.

Tracy Priestley and Bobby Coyle. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Tracy Priestley and Bobby Coyle. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Wet weather earlier today cleared up in time for the celebrations to begin.

Leila Bird and Aivah Spink. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Leila Bird and Aivah Spink. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Displays have been held across the region this evening, with more scheduled to take place tomorrow, which is the official Guy Fawkes Night.

Daisy and Lilley Drink. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Daisy and Lilley Drink. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Sue and Ben Keen. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Sue and Ben Keen. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Lucy and Keziah Page. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Lucy and Keziah Page. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

.Lucia Tong with Dean, Sophie, Sue and Kayleigh Murton.Picture:NIGE BROWN. .Lucia Tong with Dean, Sophie, Sue and Kayleigh Murton.Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Tammy and Isabelle Palmer.Picture:NIGE BROWN. Tammy and Isabelle Palmer.Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Jahmai White. Picture: NIGE BROWN. Jahmai White. Picture: NIGE BROWN.

.Sienna Petal and Kylach Youngman. Picture: NIGE BROWN .Sienna Petal and Kylach Youngman. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Donna and Shane Hammond. Picture: NIGE BROWN Donna and Shane Hammond. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Evee and Gwithion Harding-Double. Picture: NIGE BROWN Evee and Gwithion Harding-Double. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Senella Butler. Picture: NIGE BROWN Senella Butler. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Alicja Sternik. Picture: NIGE BROWN Alicja Sternik. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Grzegorz Sternik. Picture: NIGE BROWN Grzegorz Sternik. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Imogen and Alyssa Forsdyke. Picture: NIGE BROWN Imogen and Alyssa Forsdyke. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Anna- Maria Bors. Picture: NIGE BROWN Anna- Maria Bors. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Lily Phillips. Picture:NIGE BROWN Lily Phillips. Picture:NIGE BROWN

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