Families wowed by Cosham fireworks display

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Families gathered in their thousands for the annual Cosham fireworks show.

The display on King George V playing fields wowed the crowds with a range of colours and designs.

Crowds watch the fireworks

Crowds watch the fireworks

For the first time it had a Hollywood theme with music playing as the fireworks went off.

People who went along also enjoyed a huge bonfire, fairground rides and other stalls.

Janet Long and Chris Price took their four-year-old Nicole. It was the first time the family had attended.

Chris, from North End, said: ‘It has been a lovely evening. We weren’t sure how Nicole would be, but she really enjoyed the fireworks.

There was a nice atmosphere and the fireworks were really good.

Chris Price

‘There was a nice atmosphere and the fireworks were really good.’

Nicole added: ‘I liked the gold and glittery ones.’

Dominic and Lesley Allen took their granddaughters Melanie and Daisy.

Dominic, from Drayton, said: ‘This has become a family tradition for us to bring the girls and watch the fireworks. We all absolutely love it.

Louise and Stephen Tucker with daughter Rose (2)

Louise and Stephen Tucker with daughter Rose (2)

‘They were really good this year.’

Melanie, 11, and Daisy, eight, agreed. Melanie said: ‘I love coming to see the fireworks.

‘They always make me jump to start with, but I love the colours.’

Daisy added: ‘I like the bonfire. It makes me feel ready for winter and Christmas.’

Annabelle Byrne (2) with her sister Millie (5)

Annabelle Byrne (2) with her sister Millie (5)

Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Ken Ellcome led the countdown to the fireworks, which were funded by Portsmouth City Council.

At the end, everyone clapped and cheered to mark the end of the stunning show.

Sofia Maylott (7), Savannah Beauchamp and Romeo Omwu (5)

Sofia Maylott (7), Savannah Beauchamp and Romeo Omwu (5)