PICTURE GALLERY: Fireworks spectaculars at Heyshott and Milland

VISITORS flooded into Heyshott and Milland for the traditional bonfire and fireworks display.

At Heyshott it began with a stunning torchlit procession, led by pipes and drums.

Marchers held their torches high as they arrived to circle the bonfire before it was lit.

Mr Punch gave his usual show, drawing a huge crowd.

And then Selstar Fireworks began their spectacular firework display.

Chairman of Heyshott bonfire committee Laura Parry said: “Huge thanks go to the residents of Heyshott and Cowdray estate for continuing to support the event.

“And we are indebted as always to the volunteers, who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend, ensuring everything was ready for the evening, everyone was kept safe on the night, and the village was returned to its natural state.”

A crowd of some 1,000 enjoyed the Milland bonfire and fireworks evening held on the village recreation ground.

Organised by the bonfire and fireworks committee on behalf of the parish council, the event has been an annual fixture in the Milland calendar for over 50 years.

The crowd enjoyed the longest, most spectacular fireworks display seen in Milland in living memory.

“After the positive feedback we received following last year’s fireworks display, we were determined to go one better this year so we increased our budget to allow for both more fireworks and bigger fireworks to entertain the crowd” said John Collier, one of the organising committee. The display was planned by local company, Aurora Fireworks which also trained the firework firing team.

Before the fireworks, the crowd were entertained by the best-guy competition for children, judged by Lorraine Grocott, clerk to the parish council. The winners were Sofia and Francesca Bracci.

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