SLIDESHOW: Bonfire bonanza at cricket club!

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Bonfire Night was a cracker at Blackpool Cricket Club as revellers young and old poured into the venue for a fireworks spectacular.

The club hosted its annual fireworks extravaganza, this year with a bigger budget allowing for a mammoth display at the ground off Barlow Crescent, by Stanley Park.

Blackpool Cricket Club Bonfire Night and fireworks display. Below: Hospice Heroes volunteers out with their collecting buckets.

Blackpool Cricket Club Bonfire Night and fireworks display. Below: Hospice Heroes volunteers out with their collecting buckets.

The skies were lit up in a rainbow of colours during the 25 minute display, wowing the crowd young and old.

Kay Ahern, 33, of Severn Road, South Shore, was watching the sky sparkle with her son Harry, 11.

She said: “It’s an awesome night. There’s a lot of great events here run by people who do a lot for this town.

“The fireworks are great.”

The Hospice Heroes volunteers out with their collecting buckets, L-R: Gazette Reporter Rebecca Draper, Collette Goodwin, Gazette Reporter Alex Ross and Janet Atkins.

The Hospice Heroes volunteers out with their collecting buckets, L-R: Gazette Reporter Rebecca Draper, Collette Goodwin, Gazette Reporter Alex Ross and Janet Atkins.

Cowbell Radio provided the music, and a fun fair, face painters and stalls kept revellers entertained all night.

Nicky Witts, 35, of Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, said: “They’ve spent a lot of money on the fireworks and they are always brilliant and the bonfire is spectacular.”

Melanie Johnson, 21, of Marsden Road, South Shore, was with her daughter Lucy, one.

She said: “It’s very busy and good fun and my daughter enjoys it, it’s a great night.”

Gazette reporters Rebecca Draper and Alex Ross joined Trinity volunteers to collect cash donations for The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes appeal which aims to raise £200,000 for Trinity Hospice.

DETAILS OF HOW YOU CAN DONATE OR GET INVOLVED ARE LISTED ON OUR DEDICATED HOSPICE HEROES PAGE.