Ten thousand spectators packed into Bretton Park in Peterborough to go see a innovative new fireworks show on Friday night (2 November).
The Peterborough Lions rugby Club in bretton park held one of the biggest fireworks display in Peterborough which attracted 10,000 folks to look at Peterborough’s first-ever, multi-media fireworks show with video screens, lasers, flame projectors and music.
Paul Chisnall, from PDC Fireworks, quoted “it had been a giant success.”
He said: “It was very good. we wasn’t expecting so many people and everybody we spoke to said that they had enjoyed it and cant wait till next years display.
“We are setting the fireworks off to music for many years however this year we had decided to rase the bar by doing something completely new by using video screens to provide the show a true story line.\”
However, the rain did cause some issues with the organisers’ plans.
Mr Chisnall added: “The rain did put a few down plans for rides and attractions, with the mud and different issues however in the end people did not seem put off with this.”
“next year we will be adding lasers, and upping the budget for the fireworks”
There were a quite a few smaller display across town over the weekend, though the Stilton show was stopped last minute due to insurance problems.
A notice on the village web site aforesaid the show was off thanks to associate on-going court case regarding a show elsewhere within the country last year.
Emergency services said that they had a quiet weekend, with only 1 major incident, a stray firework had set a barn blazing in Sir Leonard Woolley, close to Huntingdon.
Firefighters were on the scene for quite twelve hours and 3 horses had to be junction rectifier to safety once the firework set the barn alight at eight.52pm on weekday.