PICTURES: Skies filled with brightness as Lancashire celebrates Bonfire Night

The skies above Lancashire lit up with fireworks as county folk celebrated Bonfire Night.

Monday, 6th November 2017, 8:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:10 am

The county saw several dozen displays over the weekend, with major events in Preston, Chorley, Leyland and Kirkham.

Preston Grasshoppers rugby club kicked off the celebrations, with a well-attended event at their Lightfoot Green venue on Friday night.

Saturday night saw displays in Leyland’s Worden Park and Chorley’s Astley Park, as well as a display in Kirkham organised by Kirkham Cricket Club.

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Chorley Musical Fierworks Display at Astley Park. Photo: Brian Fisher

Club chairman Jason Oldfield said: “There was a generous round of applause at the end of the display and the evenings proceedings, and luckily the timing with the weather was perfect. As soon as the last firework went off the heavens opened.”

The event brought in more than £3,500, which will be used to support the cricket club. Jason said: “We have raised valuable funds so we can maintain our facilities and continue to provide cricket for the youngsters and people of Kirkham and Wesham. It’s a much-needed boost at a time of the year where we are not quite as busy as normal.”

Lancashire Post readers Sonia Bashir and Brian Fisher sent in their photos from displays in Chorley and Leyland, where a good time was had by all, despite a short rain shower.

Chorley Musical Fierworks Display at Astley Park. Photo: Brian Fisher