Thousands of people packed into The Walks in King’s Lynn on Friday for the annual Fawkes in the Walks fireworks display.

The free event was organised by West Norfolk Council for the ninth year.

Borough Mayor Carol Bower lit the bonfire and there were fairground rides, stalls and refreshments. The display was part of the town’s winter events calendar.

Thousands enjoy Fawkes

West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower who lit the bonfire. Picture: Kevin Elfleet

A major highlight in King’s Lynn’s winter events calendar went off with lots of bangs, cheers and gasps of appreciation. 

Thousands of spectators filled The Walks for the ninth annual Fawkes in The Walks event, organised by West Norfolk Council.

The free fireworks display got off the ground when Borough Mayor Carol Bower lit the bonfire. The dazzling display of colourful fireworks, seen for miles around Lynn, followed later and lit up the skies for almost an hour.

As well as the traditional bonfire night celebrations, there were children’s fairground rides, stalls, live music and refreshments last Friday.

New this year was the chance for people to use the special Fawkes in The Walks Snapchat filter to share their pictures from the event.

People also posted their event pictures on Facebook and said how much they had enjoyed the celebrations.

Cliff top display is a big success

Thousands flocked to Hunstanton for the Round Table’s annual cliff top fireworks display.

The club’s press officer Andrew Searle said visitors were not deterred from turning out despite heavy rain for most of the day.

Town Mayor Adrian Winnington lit the bonfire (pictured).

The event included entertainment by Marham Military Wives Choir, music from DJ Mark Purdy and children’s fairground rides.

The organisers have thanked members of the town’s Ladies Circle who provided hot drinks.

Mr Searle said a big thank you to everyone who supported the event.

He added profits from the night would go to local charities and individual causes.