Photo Gallery: Your photos of the Big Boom fireworks event in Norwich
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There might have been no sparks in the park this year but there was still plenty of fireworks fun to be had in the city as the Big Boom event returned to light up Norwich's iconic skyline tonight.
Thousands of people braved the cold and made their way into the city, finding whatever vantage point they could, ahead of the free firework extravaganza from Norwich Castle.
The Norwich City Council's Big Boom event, which made its debut last year, is becoming every bit as popular as the Sparks in the Park event which the council used to hold at Earlham Park.
People travelled from all over the county to see the rainbow-like array of rockets fired high into the sky above the battlements of the city's much loved castle and shower the city centre with colour as families looked on in wide-eyed wonder.
Justin Cox, 32, travelled from Cromer by train to see the fireworks with his wife Emily, 30, and children Ryan, 11, Kyle, eight, and Jayden, seven. He said: 'I used to go to Earlham Park when I was younger and it was brilliant. But we saw the pictures last year (of the Big Boom) which were brilliant so thought we would come up. I said to the boys we would come and see some proper fireworks and they've loved it. They said they were the best fireworks they've ever seen.'
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Mr Cox said he thought the event and location was 'fantastic.'
The display took place from 7.30pm with seating for disabled people available in St Peter's Street at Gaol Hill.
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A number of roads in the city were closed between 6.30pm and 8.30pm as a result of the event, including Castle Meadow, Red Lion Street, Cattle Market Street, St Andrews Hill and St Giles from Upper Goat Lane to Gaol Hill.
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