Photo Gallery: Thousands pack Fawkes in The Walks event in King’s Lynn

The night sky above King's Lynn provided the perfect backdrop for a massive firework display last night.

The Fawkes in The Walks event, which is organised by West Norfolk council, attracted many thousands of people for the third year running.

From the moment West Norfolk Mayor Colin Sampson lit the bonfire at 6.30pm, the park was transformed into a hive of activity with stalls, funfair rides, high-energy activities and live entertainment.

Presenters from local radio station KLFM then led the countdown to firework lift off at 8pm, making sure all eyes were firmly on the sky as it exploded in colour.

Speaking ahead of the start of the fireworks display, West Norfolk council cabinet member Elizabeth Nockolds said: 'Fawkes in The Walks has become one of my favourite events of the year.


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'It's great to see so many families enjoying the park and having an exciting, safe bonfire night.'

Meanwhile, there will be a large display up on the coast at the Hunstanton Cliff Top Car Park, off Lighthouse Lane, tonight.

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Organised by the Hunstanton and District Round Table, the Hunstanton firework display has raised thousands of pounds for charities across West Norfolk.

Gates open at 5pm and the fireworks start at 7.30pm. Admission is �4 adult, �2 under-16. Attractions on offer include a funfair, live music and plenty of refreshments.

Cheers and applause will also echo around Downham Market tonight as the night sky is lit up with huge firework displays.

The event, which is organised by Downham Market and District Round Table, attracts thousands of revellers every.Gates open at 5.30pm for the event, held in Ryston Road, Denver.

The first display will light up the night sky at 7pm, followed by a second display at 7.30pm.

Other activities at the event include a best guy competition, funfair and refreshment stalls. Admissions is �5 for adults and �2.50 for children, with under fours getting in for free.

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