Fireworks return to the Hanse Festival thanks to support from local businesses

Fireworks are set off from West Lynn, over King's Lynn waterfront, to celebrate the Hanse Festival 2

Fireworks are set off from West Lynn, over King's Lynn waterfront, to celebrate the Hanse Festival 2015. Picture: Matthew Usher - Credit: Matthew Usher

This weekend's Hanse Festival in King's Lynn is set to go off with a bang after local businesses ensured the fireworks display would return for another year.

More events have been added to the schedule created by West Norfolk Council to mark International Hanse Day and the 11th anniversary of the town's membership of the new Hanse.

Visitors can browse the 15th-century Newport Ship mobile museum in the Hanse House on both days and listen to the Chanot Ensemble which will perform music by Handel, Bach and Pachelbel and other composers at the All Saints Church.

The Hanseatic Characters performance will explore how the town's inhabitants spoke 600 years ago. And now on Saturday from 10.30pm, a firework display is set to dazzle spectators.

With a week to go, the council was still hoping to secure a sponsor for this year's display, which takes place over the river along the quayside.

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But BNI Hanse of Lynn - a network of local businesses - and Whitelightning Pyrotechnics stepped in with the funding. Businessman Kevin Holland who runs The Solar Shed Ltd, part of the BNI Hanse, said: 'As a group of local businesses, we take great pride in having the name of Hanse in our chapter and securing ties with the festival is something we hope to build on in the coming years.'

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