Fire­works paint the night sky in colour

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - News - BY JOHN McDOUGALL john.mcdougall@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @JMacD1988

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

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