Firework night goes off with a bang before record crowds

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FIREWORKS displays thrilled children and adults alike across the Herald area.

The Friends of Four Marks School PTA organised a show at the school that attracted 1,500 people. PTA chair Sarah Cotton said: “It was our biggest and best event yet, with us selling out to our premises licence capacity.

“It will be a record breaking fundraising event in terms of profit for the school, but also so amazing to be able to hold a community event after so long and to see so many people enjoying themselves.”

The band Unlimited Philosophy played free and there was volunteer support from the Rotary Club of Alton, Streetwatch and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Four Marks, plus sponsorship by Cedar Packaging Group, HW Autos, Hamptons and the Co-op.

Milland’s bonfire and fireworks saw a record 2,000 people watch a spectacular display by Aurora Fireworks of Wisborough Green. Profits went to Milland charities, voluntary groups and good causes.

Organising committee member John Collier said: “We have received a lot of positive feedback about the spectacle of the giant bonfire, the quality of the 20-minute long firework display and the relaxed, family-friendly nature of the event.”

Whitehill & Bordon had displays at Country Market and the Parade Square, and there was also a display in Holybourne.

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