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Thousands of people enjoy fireworks spectacular in Bury St Edmunds




Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens''Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212154009
Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens''Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212154009

About 5,000 people marvelled at a kaleidoscopic collage of colour at the annual fireworks spectacular in Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens.

Glittering tendrils of light electrified the night sky with a rousing technicolor chorus of fizz, sparkle and pizzazz at the Bury St Edmunds Round Table event on Saturday.

Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens. 'Ria Palmer started the firework display, with mum Jemma Davis and Tom Warford. 'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212034009
Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens. 'Ria Palmer started the firework display, with mum Jemma Davis and Tom Warford. 'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212034009

The display will have raised thousands of pounds for local causes. Robin Cutler, vice chairman of Bury Round Table, said: “It went extremely well and obviously the weather was on our side. We’re expecting a good amount of money.”

The event boasted 15 food and drink stalls plus fairground rides.

Six-year-old Ria Palmer, who is a pupil at Abbots Green Primary School, won an artwork competition to launch the display.

She was joined onstage by Mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Julia Wakelam and Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill.

Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens''Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212226009
Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens''Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212226009

On winning the competition, Ria’s mum Jemma Davis said: “She was overwhelmed and it was a great night.”

Bury Round Table will run its annual Santa sleigh for five nights from December 5 to 9 in various parts of the town to collect donations.

Any causes looking for funding should email the Round Table at chairman@buryroundtable.co.uk

- For more pictures, see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.

Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens'Kacey 7 and Poppy 5 Waller from Bury having fun on the fair'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-211929009
Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens'Kacey 7 and Poppy 5 Waller from Bury having fun on the fair'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-211929009
Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens''Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212144009
Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens''Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212144009
Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens'Franka Reilly and Laura Row'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212002009
Bury St Edmunds fireworks at Abbey Gardens'Franka Reilly and Laura Row'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160611-212002009


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