Fire­work spec­ta­cle lights up Hal­ton

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page - BY OLIVER CLAY oliver.clay@trin­i­tymir­ @Oliv­erClayRWWN

FIRE­WORKS filled the skies once again over the River Mersey on Mon­day for Widnes and Run­corn’s an­nual Hal­ton py­rotech­nics spec­tac­u­lar.

Crowds de­scended on Mersey Road and Wigg Is­land in Run­corn and to Vic­to­ria Prom­e­nade in West Bank, Widnes, for the dis­play which this year wel­comed the re­turn of fire­works sup­plied by Pains – the com­pany that stunned on­look­ers with its show for the open­ing of Mersey Gate­way bridge last Oc­to­ber.

The firm also has his­toric pedi­gree dat­ing back hun­dreds of years, as its founders were re­puted to have sup­plied Guy Fawkes with the gun­pow­der for his in­fa­mous plot. ●

At The Brind­ley in Run­corn, fam­i­lies had the op­tion of Bon­fire Night party fun with mu­sic, face-paint­ing, bal­loon modelling and spe­cial guests from this year’s Hal­ton panto Re­becca Lake, An­drew Cur­phey and for­mer Su­gababe Amelle Berrabah.

En­ter­tain­ments be­gan at around 6.30pm.

Or­gan­is­ers Hal­ton Bor­ough Coun­cil said thou­sands of spec­ta­tors in­clud­ing from around the North West were ex­pected to de­scend on the area for the an­nual show, which takes place in the nat­u­ral am­phithe­atre of the Mersey Es­tu­ary and can lead to stun­ning light­ing ef­fects cour­tesy of the re­flec­tions from the River Mersey and Manch­ester Ship Canal.

The fire­works dis­play lasted around 15 min­utes and cul­mi­nated a huge chan­de­lier-ef­fect cloud of white sparkles.

Big­gest and bright­est: one goes off over the Sil­ver Ju­bilee Bridge

More of the fire­works are shown left and right

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