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Bonfire night sets off with a bang at Fawkes in The Walks in King's Lynn

PUBLISHED: 08:06 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 04 November 2017

Fireworks light up the nightsky over the Red Mount in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Fireworks light up the nightsky over the Red Mount in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

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Thousands of people flocked to The Walks in King's Lynn for the ninth annual Fawkes in The Walks 2017.

Fireworks light up the nightsky over the Red Mount in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtFireworks light up the nightsky over the Red Mount in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Kicking off the dazzling night was the lighting of a traditional bonfire by West Norfolk mayor Carol Bower.

The park was packed with an array of fairground rides, stalls and live music while revellers awaited the highlight of the evening.

Fireworks light up the nightsky over the Red Mount in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtFireworks light up the nightsky over the Red Mount in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

But phones were soon pointed at the night sky as the evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display lasting almost half an hour.

This year, the free event, organised by West Norfolk council, had its own Fawkes in The Walks Snapchat filter, which proved a popular success.

Collecting donations for Fawkes in the Walks are (L) Mel Robson and Liz Nockolds. Picture: Ian BurtCollecting donations for Fawkes in the Walks are (L) Mel Robson and Liz Nockolds. Picture: Ian Burt

Diane Ranshaw travelled from Sutton Bridge with her son Stephen George, 16.

She said she has attended the event every year for six years, adding: “It is really, just what the community needs.”

Grace Harvey (6) waiting for the fireworks at Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian BurtGrace Harvey (6) waiting for the fireworks at Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian Burt

Her son added: “It is good for getting the whole family out.”

Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian BurtFawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian Burt

Alexa Carter 8 waiting for the fireworks at Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian BurtAlexa Carter 8 waiting for the fireworks at Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian Burt

Waiting for the fireworks to begin at Fawkes in the Walks are (from left) Holly Cowper, Amber Main and Amee Oldham. Picture: Ian BurtWaiting for the fireworks to begin at Fawkes in the Walks are (from left) Holly Cowper, Amber Main and Amee Oldham. Picture: Ian Burt

The Fawkes in the Walks bonfire was lit by Borough Mayor Carol Bower. Picture: Ian BurtThe Fawkes in the Walks bonfire was lit by Borough Mayor Carol Bower. Picture: Ian Burt

At Fawkes in the Walks are David Boyd and his daughter Emily (3). Picture: Ian BurtAt Fawkes in the Walks are David Boyd and his daughter Emily (3). Picture: Ian Burt

Jayden Wilson (6) enjoying one of the fairground rides at Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian BurtJayden Wilson (6) enjoying one of the fairground rides at Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian Burt

Cameron Jackson (11) having a great time at Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian BurtCameron Jackson (11) having a great time at Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian Burt

Fawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian BurtFawkes in the Walks. Picture: Ian Burt

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