Gallery: Thousands converge on Christchurch Park, Ipswich for fireworks

THOUSANDS of people packed into Christchurch Park and all left with Goldeneyes after a glittering James Bond-themed fireworks display.

The sky truly did fall for the huge crowd of families, with classic 007 themes blasting out across the park and a most impressive �25,000 display of rockets.

Diamonds were forever filling the night’s sky, with hundreds of golden explosions lighting up the park grounds on Saturday night,

The Shell Shock Firework Company was given a licence to thrill the public and did so in spectacular fashion at what was the 41st annual display organised by 11th Ipswich Scout Group.

A Guy and lantern procession through the park preceded the firework display and the evening involved a fun fair, food stands and live entertainment from the Funky Voices Choir, the Blues Brothers Showband and a dramatic fire show from Flame Oz.

Funds raised on the night will help support scouting activities in the town over the coming months.

Their first display in 1972 used just �100 worth of fireworks. Now the annual display is enjoyed by thousands of people from all over the east of England.

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Liam Guiler, of Ipswich, said: “I thought the fireworks were great this year. I always enjoying going to watch them. “I think they get better and better each year.

“It’s great to see so many people come out to see them, despite how cold it was.”

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