Saffron Walden fireworks light up the skies for a good cause

PUBLISHED: 23:05 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 23:05 07 November 2017

Bright colours illuminate the sky. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

Bright colours illuminate the sky. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

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Some 11,000 people enjoyed the annual firework display and bonfire on Saffron Walden Common on Saturday, November 5, organised by Saffron Walden Round Table.

Fireworks light up the viewing public on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETTFireworks light up the viewing public on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

Our photographer, Celia Bartlett went down to the Common in the wet of the of the morning as the volunteers had just finished building the magnificent bonfire, which from her post on Twitter was reminiscent of Ely Cathedral rising up from the mists.

Fireworks light up the viewing public on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETTFireworks light up the viewing public on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

The volunteers started work at 8am removing the turf before building the bonfire, finishing at noon. They were back on The Common on Sunday morning, clearing the remains of the bonfire, replacing the turf and doing a litter sweep, working hard for the town. The organiser of the volunteers this year was Matt Baker.

Many hands make light work! Turf re-laying duties. Picture: CELIA BARTLETTMany hands make light work! Turf re-laying duties. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

As well as the fireworks, the evening included food stalls and a funfair. Entry was free with a bucket collection for charities and good causes helped by Saffron Walden Round Table.

20 members of SWRT spent a wet morning building the bonfire on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT20 members of SWRT spent a wet morning building the bonfire on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

Volunteer from the SWRT on turf patrol. Picture: CELIA BARTLETTVolunteer from the SWRT on turf patrol. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

Volunteers litter-picking on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETTVolunteers litter-picking on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

Daisy McCinnes, eight, watches the firework display in awe with her dad Simon. Picture: CELIA BARTLETTDaisy McCinnes, eight, watches the firework display in awe with her dad Simon. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

Fireworks light up the viewing public on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETTFireworks light up the viewing public on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT

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