Hundreds flock to Seaham for wartime-themed fireworks spectacular

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It was all light on the night as hundreds of fun-seekers flocked to Seaham seafront for a spectacular blast from the past.

A bumper crowd braved the winter weather as the fuse was lit on an eye-catching fireworks display, with a timely Second World War theme tonight.

Crowds enjoy the free firework display at Seaham.

Crowds enjoy the free firework display at Seaham.

The weekend started with a bang as a colourful pryotechnic show lit up the Seaham sky in stunning style at George Elmy Way.

Fire dancers entertained throngs of families armed with sparklers, as tannoy announcements detailing Britain’s triumph in the trenches filled the air.

The extravaganza fell on the same weekend that the nation will pay a sombre tribute to heroic serving soldiers who laid their lives on the line in conflicts all over the globe.

This Sunday’s Remembrance services will prove particularly poignant – falling 70 years on from the end of the SecondWorld War.

Crowds enjoy the free firework display at Seaham.

Crowds enjoy the free firework display at Seaham.

The momentous milestone wasn’t forgotten as the town got fired up for a spectacular evening of entertainment.

The action-packed free display was organised by Seaham Town Council and again proved a huge hit with people of all ages, who were suitably fired up for fun.

Crowds enjoy the free firework display at Seaham.

Crowds enjoy the free firework display at Seaham.