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Big Boom 2017: City skies filled with stunning fireworks display

PUBLISHED: 08:34 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:24 04 November 2017

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Archant 2017

Thousands of people looked on in amazement as the skies above Norwich were lit up with fire-filled colour.

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Fireworks set off from Norwich Castle whizzed, popped and banged their way across the city’s iconic skyline.

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

The Big Boom event saw thousands of people, young and old, turn out to watch the stunning display and soak up some of the street entertainment as part of the Norwich City Council-run event.

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Stuart Ladbrooke, 67, from Sprowston was with his wife Jacqui, also 67, and their granddaughter Kira, seven.

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

He said: “I thought it was the best one we’ve ever seen. They really went to town.”

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Mrs Ladbrooke added: “I thought it was absolutely lovely, really pleasurable. The colours...it was just amazing.”

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Kira described it as “fantastic”.

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Also enjoying the fireworks were Rebecca Kalnins, 29, from Swafield, near North Walsham, who attended with 13-month-old daughter Bella and partner Darren Oakley, 31. She said: “It was really good, really colourful.”

The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Big Boom firework display in Norwich 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

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