Article and images by Jonathan White
The annual Crewe and Nantwich Lions Bonfire & Fireworks display took place on Monday 5th November 2018 at Queens Park in Crewe.
Gates 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 over 1,000 fireworks.
The fireworks were supplied and choreographed by the multi award-winning Crewe-based firework company Blitz Fireworks.
Music played in sync with the fireworks during the display, including: the Thunderbirds tv theme tune, music from Star Wars, Babylon Zoo’s Spaceman, Elton John’s Rocket Man.
The display reaching 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, which took place at Nantwich Show Ground in late 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.
The bonfire and fireworks display was enjoyed by thousands of people, with the event organised by Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club.
All funds raised are distributed by Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club to the local community and worldwide.