Thousands enjoy annual Seaham fireworks display

Annual fireworks display in Seaham on Friday night.

Annual fireworks display in Seaham on Friday night.

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Thousands of people turned out to see this year’s impressive firework display in Seaham.

The annual display, which took place along the town's coastline on Friday night, was hailed as the best one yet by event organisers, Seaham Town Council.

Kate Ramshaw from Horden with Reeva Sibbit at the Seaham firework display.

Kate Ramshaw from Horden with Reeva Sibbit at the Seaham firework display.

The popular event saw around 9,000 people come along to enjoy the free entertainment, which included fire dancers from Mint Management.

Deputy town clerk Paul Fletcher said he was delighted with the success of the event.

“It was amazing, definitely the best one I have ever seen," he said.

“It has been a really successful night and we have had a lot of positive feedback.

Fire breathers at the annual Seaham firework display.

Fire breathers at the annual Seaham firework display.

"The fire dancers from Mint Management were excellent and the special effects such as the flame machines on stage were also great.

"The display is quite a unique event with it taking place on the heritage coast and so we were delighted to see thousands of people come along to enjoy it.

"This year we had around 9,000 people turn out, which is a record.

"It just shows that Seaham is becoming more and more popular and more well known as a tourist destination."

Crowds gathered to see the Seaham fireworks.

Crowds gathered to see the Seaham fireworks.

Those gathered to watch it were similarly impressed by the display.

Mum Kaye Fox, 35, had travelled from Silksworth, Sunderland, to see the display with her children Sophie Fox, nine, Libbie Fox, four, and partner Jason Fox, 46.

She said: "This is the second time we have come along to see the display and the kids just love it.

"I thought it was great last year and this year is just as good.

Crowds gathered to see the Seaham fireworks.

Crowds gathered to see the Seaham fireworks.

"The entertainment is great and the kids are really enjoying it.

"It is great that it is a free event and it's a really nice one to bring the family along to."

Crowds gathered to see the Seaham fireworks.

Crowds gathered to see the Seaham fireworks.

Fire breathers at the annual Seaham firework display.

Fire breathers at the annual Seaham firework display.