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Thousands of families enjoyed Bonfire Night and firework displays yesterday, writes Jonathan White.

The annual Crewe and Nantwich Lions Bonfire & Fireworks Display took place at Queens Park in Crewe last night.

The park gates were opened at 5pm, the bonfire was lit at 7pm and the fireworks started shortly after 8pm.

The weather was dry and clear and the crowd were treated to a twelve minute display involving more than 1,000 fireworks.

The fireworks were supplied and choreographed by the multi award-winning Crewe-based firework company Blitz Fireworks.

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Music played in sync with the fireworks during the display included the Thunderbirds TV theme tune, music from the movie Star Wars, Babylon Zoo’s Spaceman, Elton John’s Rocket Man.

The display reached a crescendo with music from War of the Worlds – during which several aliens appeared!

Blitz Fireworks also set-up the fireworks display at the Nantwich Spooktacular at Nantwich Show Ground in October.

Local community radio station The Cat 107.9 FM kept visitors entertained throughout the event with a range of upbeat music.

The Friends of Queens Park sold sparklers to raise money for further projects and improvements within the park.

Refreshments were available in the Park Life Cafe and numerous stalls and there was also a funfair.

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The Bonfire and Fireworks Display was enjoyed by thousands of people.

The event was organised by Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club:

All funds raised are distributed by Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club to the local community and worldwide.

A Bonfire and Fireworks Display took place on Sunday at Willaston White Star Football Club on Tricketts Lane in Willaston.

The bonfire was lit at 5.30pm and an 11-minute fireworks display, setup and operated by Nemisis Fireworks, commenced at 6pm.

There was also hot and cold drinks and food on sale and a tombola.

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Proceeds will go to Willaston White Star Football Club who play in the Crewe Regional Sunday League (Premier Division).

Although busy, there were no major incidents dealt with by Cheshire Fire Service in the Crewe and Nantwich area.

They attended a small fire in a garden at a house on Millstone Lane, Nantwich, at around 1am this morning.

At 11.50pm last night, they put out a small fire involving rubbish on a public footpath on Elm Close in Wistaston.

And they tackled a large unattended bonfire at around 8.30pm on Rolls Avenue, in Crewe.

They were called to a car fire on Cuckoo Lane, Nantwich at around 9am yesterday where they found a car well alight in a hedgerow.

(Words and pics by Jonathan White)

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