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Spectacular drone footage shows Cromer fireworks

PUBLISHED: 21:24 01 January 2018

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An estimated 10,000 people lined the seafront in Cromer to celebrate the start of the new year with a spectacular fireworks display.

Fireworks light up the night sky in Cromer, to celebrate the new year. Picture: Ian Burt Fireworks light up the night sky in Cromer, to celebrate the new year. Picture: Ian Burt

Organisers of the annual New Year’s Day event said it had been a huge success and made up for the disappointment after last year’s postponement.

Pictures of the Cromer fireworks taken by a drone. Picture: James Horne/Blue Sky UAV Pictures of the Cromer fireworks taken by a drone. Picture: James Horne/Blue Sky UAV

The display, which lasted just short of 15 minutes, started at 5pm.

Fireworks light up the night sky in Cromer, to celebrate the new year. Picture: Ian Burt Fireworks light up the night sky in Cromer, to celebrate the new year. Picture: Ian Burt

Although it is a free event, bucket collectors were out in force to fundraise for charity.

Fireworks light up the night sky in Cromer, to celebrate the new year. Picture: Ian Burt Fireworks light up the night sky in Cromer, to celebrate the new year. Picture: Ian Burt

Last year’s event, which was postponed for a week due to the weather, raised a total of £9,000, half of which was given to charities with the rest going towards funding this year’s display.

Pictures of the Cromer fireworks taken by a drone. Picture: James Horne/Blue Sky UAV Pictures of the Cromer fireworks taken by a drone. Picture: James Horne/Blue Sky UAV

Fireworks committee chairman, Jim Bond, said there had been no danger of a repeat of last year’s postponement.

Fireworks light up the night sky in Cromer, to celebrate the new year. Picture: Ian Burt Fireworks light up the night sky in Cromer, to celebrate the new year. Picture: Ian Burt

He said: “It all went off very well and there were no incidents other than the usual traffic congestion.

Pictures of the Cromer fireworks taken by a drone. Picture: James Horne/Blue Sky UAV Pictures of the Cromer fireworks taken by a drone. Picture: James Horne/Blue Sky UAV

“We Raised £9,700 which we are quite pleased with.”

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