Fireworks in Saffron Walden light up the skies for a good cause

PUBLISHED: 09:19 05 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:27 05 November 2018

The crowd is lit up by the bright fireworks.

The crowd is lit up by the bright fireworks.

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Some 10,000 people enjoyed the annual firework display and bonfire on Saffron Walden Common on Saturday, organised by Saffron Walden Round Table and sponsored by local businesses.

The super-hero-themed bonfire is lit up by the opening glow of the fireworks.The super-hero-themed bonfire is lit up by the opening glow of the fireworks.

Thankfully the weather didn’t stop the display going ahead and the show was choreographed to a brilliantly mixed sound track.

As well as the fireworks, the evening included food stalls and a steam fair.

Lilly-Rose Potter (5)Lilly-Rose Potter (5)

Entry was free with a bucket collection for charities and good causes helped by Saffron Walden Round Table.

The event was sponsored by local businesses, including Cheffins and Saffron Building Society.

Oscar Larke (4) and Lilly-Rose Potter (5) were prepared for the evening with hats, gloves and colourful torches.Oscar Larke (4) and Lilly-Rose Potter (5) were prepared for the evening with hats, gloves and colourful torches.

All photographs: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Emily (12) and mum Kelly Baird enjoy some sparkler funEmily (12) and mum Kelly Baird enjoy some sparkler fun

Tiffany Dean (12) and Emily Baird (12) enjoy a sparkler whilst mum Kelly Baird lightts up the scene with her smartphone flash.Tiffany Dean (12) and Emily Baird (12) enjoy a sparkler whilst mum Kelly Baird lightts up the scene with her smartphone flash.

Tristan Connor (10) & Rohan Connor (8) Johnny Last (10) Tommy Last (6) & Millie Last (8) each enjoy a sparkler.Tristan Connor (10) & Rohan Connor (8) Johnny Last (10) Tommy Last (6) & Millie Last (8) each enjoy a sparkler.

Sitting all alone and waiting.Sitting all alone and waiting.

Looking goodLooking good

Saffron Walden Round table members, with Guy Shackleton (c) at the helm, as they prepare to build the bonfire on the cleared area of The Common.Saffron Walden Round table members, with Guy Shackleton (c) at the helm, as they prepare to build the bonfire on the cleared area of The Common.

The Saturday morning scene on Saffron Walden CommonThe Saturday morning scene on Saffron Walden Common

Rolling up the turfRolling up the turf

Synchonised sparklersSynchonised sparklers

Lighting up the sky with the firework displayLighting up the sky with the firework display

Lighting up the sky with the firework displayLighting up the sky with the firework display

Lighting up the sky with the firework displayLighting up the sky with the firework display

Lighting up the sky with the firework displayLighting up the sky with the firework display

Swash-buckling Noah Farmer (4) & Theo Farmer (3)Swash-buckling Noah Farmer (4) & Theo Farmer (3)

Stanley Coles (2 1/2) lighting up the night.Stanley Coles (2 1/2) lighting up the night.

Round table volunteers, Lee Metters, Jay Preston, Stephen Woodard and Tracey Thurgood-Buss with their donation bucketsRound table volunteers, Lee Metters, Jay Preston, Stephen Woodard and Tracey Thurgood-Buss with their donation buckets

Almost like a meteor shower - the sky is lit up with embers from the bonfire whilst Arthur Knight (7) sits on dad Graemes' shoulders to watch.Almost like a meteor shower - the sky is lit up with embers from the bonfire whilst Arthur Knight (7) sits on dad Graemes' shoulders to watch.

The super-hero bonfire is litThe super-hero bonfire is lit

A red momentA red moment

SWT Football Club member Ada Clarke is kept busy in the catering tent.SWT Football Club member Ada Clarke is kept busy in the catering tent.

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