Big Boom firework display lights up the Norwich sky

Thousands of people fill the streets of Norwich for the Big Boom fireworks display.PHOTO BY SIMON FI

Thousands of people fill the streets of Norwich for the Big Boom fireworks display.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

It was a show that transformed the rainy skies over Norwich into a sparkling patchwork of sound and colour.

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Thousands of people packed into the city centre for the third annual Big Boom, which kicked off at 7.30pm this evening, and ended 15 minutes later with a spectacular finale.

The crowds were upbeat and cheerful in the minutes leading up to the display, despite the light rain which mixed with the smell of sparklers hanging in the air.

Children on the steps of the Castle Mall shopping centre counted down to the moment when the first fireworks screamed into the night.

The display was managed on behalf of the city council by Pains Fireworks, which claims a history dating back to Guy Fawkes himself, and attracted screams and sighs from toddlers perched on the shoulders of parents to get a better view of the sight over Norwich Castle.

Joseph Goodbody, 11, said he had been to fireworks displays before, but tonight's was the best because it had more of a variety.

The Thorpe St Andrew resident said: 'I thought they were really good. They had a really good mix of colours and a good mix of fireworks.'

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