The annual fireworks display on Cromer pier in North Norfolk, lit up the North sea with a dazzling array of colour. Thousands of visitors lined the cliff-tops to celebrate the ‘New Year’ in spectacular style.
Town crier Jason Bell started proceedings in traditional fashion and organisers believe actor John Hurt who received a knighthood in this year’s New Year Honours and lives locally was also in the audience.
The 16th annual Cromer fireworks display attracted about 20,000 people and Mayor Tony Nash said: “I’m delighted to see so many people here today, the event has grown in popularity since it’s birth during the millennium”
Volunteers and the town council arranged the event which included shopkeepers and townsfolk joining in the spectacle. Cafés, restaurants pubs and traders in general stayed open for the evening.
Town councillor and fireworks committee chairman Jim Bond said the display was a great success, he said “It is a fantastic display and something we are very proud of, considering the size of the town the event rates one of the best of it’s kind”
“It raises the profile of Cromer and makes the most of it’s beautiful surroundings”