The Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Damian Kuczera, led the countdown on November 5th for the Town Council’s free annual fireworks display.
An estimated 3,000 people attended the event this year, which was held at the newly acquired Country Park at Archers Gate. They were also treated to a show of acrobatics and fire from Jonathan the Jester and Amesbury Circus Club. All donations received at the event went to this year’s chosen charity: 1st Amesbury Scout Group.
Cllr Kuczera said "It was a bit touch and go with the weather at this year’s event, and we had to keep a very close eye on it – fortunately the event was able to go ahead safely. Councillors feel that the display was very successful and our best yet and we would welcome any feedback from residents, good or bad, so that we can look at how we can improve the event for the future with minimal disruption to residents."
The display this year was provided by local business ‘Firework Effects’ and featured around 20 minutes of professional fireworks set to music.
The Mayor gave special thanks to the following:
Jonathan the Jester & Amesbury Circus Club
1st Amesbury Scouts (marshals & litter-pickers)
Amesbury Rugby Club (floodlights)
Sam Gallacher, Ed Dunn & Sarah Jamieson (First Aid support)
Woody's Coffee Box and Bar (catering)
MD Entertainment (equipment)
Cllr Mick Brannon (generator loan)
Cllr Mark Verbinnen (sound system loan & help on the day)
Cllr Monica Devendran, Cllr Rob Yuill, Cllr Steve Hedge & Cllr Ian Mitchell (help on the day)