Photo Gallery: Fireworks in Southwold to mark Royal Wedding

Hundreds of people braved a bitterly cold north wind for a Royal Wedding party in Southwold.

With excitement surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's ceremony still in the air, residents and visitors gathered on Gun Hill for more royal celebrations on Saturday night.

While it was too windy to light the town beacon, the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky was played aloud on speakers before cannons on top of the hill were fired towards the sea.

At 9pm the crowds lined the cliff edge to watch a fireworks display.

Sue Allen, mayor-elect of organisers Southwold Town Council, said: 'It went very well considering how windy it was. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we've already had good feedback.

'The cannons have only been fired about four times in the last ten years so having them shows everyone what a special occasion it was.'

The Southwold (Sole Bay) Lions put on a barbecue and music was provided by Blyth Valley Community Radio which has a studio inside the octagonal Casino building on Gun Hill.

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Marion and James Cawdwell, who live near Colchester, were spending the long bank holiday weekend on the coast with their daughters Holly, 14, and Alex, 11.

'We watched the wedding at home, then travelled up,' said Mrs Cawdwell.

'We had no idea this was happening until we checked into the hotel. Its great. It's not exactly great weather but that kind of makes it all more British.'

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