Every year at Sefton Park hundreds gather to watch the annual firework display for bonfire night. Families, residents and students come together in the muddy field and exposed to the cold autumn air. A local radio station hosted the event with the funding and organisation from Liverpool City Council. While we waited members of the crowd started to sing and dance to Wham’s ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ and Take That’s ‘Relight My Fire’. The packed crowd was relaxed and patiently waiting for the display to start. The size of the crowd proved how popular this event is every year. The countdown for 7:30pm began which was to mark the start of the 20 minute firework display.
Last year, the theme was to commemorate the first World War as it was 100 years in 2014 to when the war began. This year the song choice was a variety of popular tracks that have been released in recent years. The song choices included: Frozen’s ‘Let it Go’ for the children, ‘Uptown Funk’, Ellie Golding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’, Paloma Faith’s Rugby World Cup anthem ‘World In Unison’, the soundtrack to the new James Bond film ‘Writings On The Wall’ and that is just to name a few. The fireworks were synchronised to the music with an explosion of colour, but also the loud bangs that follow typically with fireworks.
Another year gone, we hope next year will be just as impressive. The facilities on site were busy as usual, but was managed well with support from stewards available around the park. The amount of effort put in is exceptional considering it is a free event and brings the community together even if it is for an hour or two. I’ve really enjoyed the last two fireworks displays put on at Sefton rolex replica, and it has become a tradition with my housemates to go.
If you didn’t go this year to see the fireworks, I highly recommend you tag along next year. It’s a free and spectacular event for all ages.
By Alice Denmark
Online Reporter and Writer