Fireworks paint the night sky in colour
THE SKIES above Halton were ignited with vibrant streams of colour as the borough’s annual Bonfire Night fireworks display wowed onlookers.
A Halton Borough Council spokesman said ‘record numbers’ from all over the North West braved the cold to enjoy the spectacular show from vantage points all over Runcorn and Widnes.
The borough was brought together as the annual fireworks display was set to a specially themed soundtrack to celebrate 21 years of the spectacle.
And residents took to social media to praise the show and share their pictures soon afterwards.
Ian Moses tweeted: “@HaltonBC great fireworks display tonight.
“Thank you for putting on the show for us all!”
James Clark added: “@HaltonBC Great fireworks once again HBC!”
Sam Lowry, her partner Russ, and son Connor came from near Wigan to enjoy the show.
They said: “It was our first year at the Halton display and it was fantastic. Much better than we expected!”
Stars of this year’s festive pantomime Sleeping Beauty met the public including Princess Aurora played by Rebecca Lake and actor Andrew Curphey who will fill the role of Chester The Jester as The Brindley in Runcorn opened its doors for a free night of entertainment and excellent view of the fireworks.
Halton Borough Council’s executive board member for events, Cllr Eddie Jones, said: “Halton Borough Council’s annual firework display is a great opportunity for the entire borough to come together.
“It’s wonderful to see so many people from our two towns and beyond coming out to enjoy this excellent family event.
“As well as providing a safe organised environment for people to enjoy the evening.” ● ●
Twitter user Carl @NWGuyUK took these stunning pictures of the Halton fireworks
Panto actress Rebecca Lake with the mayor