Thousands turn out for Saffron Walden fireworks night

Thousands turned out for the fireworks night in Saffron Walden. Picture: Joe Higham.

Thousands turned out for the fireworks night in Saffron Walden. Picture: Joe Higham. - Credit: Archant

Record numbers – estimated to be in the region of 10,000 people – turned out for Saffron Walden’s annual fireworks display on Saturday night.

Organisers Saffron Walden Round Table wowed the crowds at the free event on the Common, with revellers treated to a magnificent light show which culminating in the lighting of a giant bonfire.

Fireworks chairman James Cleaver said: “What a great night – the fireworks were amazing and we entertained a packed Common which was fantastic. We have received some wonderful feedback and people have been very generous with their donations.

“I would like to say a big thanks to all the local groups that supported Round Table with volunteers on the night and the local companies that help sponsor the event – we really couldn’t do it without you.”

All profits raised from donations on the night will be ploughed back into the community, supporting local groups and good causes.