Spectacular fireworks in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:14 13 November 2016

SWRT Fireworks 2016: 
Marisa, five. and Melinda, 11, lighting up the evening with their mum Aoi Saetia

SWRT Fireworks 2016: Marisa, five. and Melinda, 11, lighting up the evening with their mum Aoi Saetia

Copyright © 2016 Celia Bartlett Photography

It was a November the 5th to remember as around 12,000 people packed Saffron Walden Common to see the town’s spectacular fireworks display last Saturday.

Organised by Saffron Walden Round Table, the event saw food stalls, entertainment and a fun fair alongside the dazzling illuminations that lit up the sky at 7pm.

Organisers say they have been “blown away” by the positive reaction to the evening on social media, including a celebrity endorsement from comedian Ed Byrne, who tweeted: “Fair play @SaffronWaldenRT. That was a very good fireworks display.”

George Crocker, organiser, said: “I am truly honoured to have been able to organise the Saffron Walden Round Table fireworks display for 2016.

“I have been absolutely blown away by the support we have received from our local community. We think this is possibly the largest fireworks event we have ever had the pleasure of hosting.

“This event could not happen without the help of all of our fantastic sponsors, and the help of other local groups – the Rotary Club, Ladies Circle, the Diamonds, the scouts and the rugby club, to name a few.

“We are yet to finalise how much we have managed to raise, but we will provide an update once we have a final figure.”

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