Fireworks displays went off with a bang throughout East Hampshire.
The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company held its free show in Bordon’s Parade Square on November 5.
Project lead James Child said: “We are absolutely delighted with the weekend’s fireworks evening. It was great to see so many people out and about – more than 3,000, despite the less than perfect weather – and the fireworks display was simply amazing.
“The technicians did a brilliant job, as did everyone else who helped organise and run the event. It was also great to see everyone supporting their local businesses at The Shed throughout the evening.
“We are always hoping to create moments that bring the local community together in celebration and this was one of our most successful events to date. Thank you to everyone who came along and helped create such a fun night.”
Alton School took its turn to thrill the crowds on November 4. A spokesperson said: “Our PTFA lit up the sky with an amazing fireworks display. Staff, parents and students past and present joined us to make a crowd of 500 to watch our bonfire burn and the fireworks sparkle on the school playing fields.
“There was something for everyone, including a glow stick stand, barbecue, mulled wine, hot chocolate and so much more. Thank you to everyone for joining us for an evening of food, drinks, glow sticks and fun.”
Alresford Rotary Club held its display on November 4. It began with a torchlight parade in which thousands marched behind a fire engine taking Guy Fawkes to his bonfire in Arlebury Park.
There was fine weather and a fabulous fireworks display. Proceeds were up again and profits went to Rotary for local and international projects.
Recent projects include repairs to the River Arle, Eel House restoration, Stratton Bates Recreation Ground’s new playground and disaster relief in Ukraine and Pakistan.
A spokesperson said: “Rotary thanks all those who took part and also the many volunteers who gave their time to pull off this massive local event. We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey, who made a much-needed donation to cover part of the costs, and the Swan Inn for providing Guy Fawkes.”