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THOUSANDS of people watched the night sky light up at an annual fireworks show.

Bright colours showered the sky as families gathered to watch the display.

Crowds flocked to the HMS Sultan firework and bonfire evening.

Crowds flocked to the HMS Sultan firework and bonfire evening.

HMS Sultan, in Gosport, hosted its annual Bonfire Night event last night and families enjoyed watching the fireworks during the warm October evening.

There was a range of stalls for people to look around as well as refreshments and mini funfair rides for children to enjoy.

Kris Chatfield, from North End, Portsmouth, went to the show for the first time with his family.

His sons Matthew, nine, and Jack, seven, enjoyed watching the fireworks.

Chris said: ‘My wife Claire saw an advert about the fireworks and suggested to go along.

‘We had never been before so decided to go and it was really good.

‘The whole family enjoyed it. The fireworks were great – definitely one of the best displays I’ve seen.’

He added: ‘It was good having the funfair for the boys and there were a range of food stalls too which was good.

‘We will definitely look to come down again next year.’

Kelly and Dave Curtis went down to the show with their four-year-old son Lennon.

It was the first time they had been to the show for years.

Kelly, from Elson in Gosport, said: ‘The fireworks were spectacular.

‘Lennon had fun and enjoyed going on a couple of the funfair rides.’

Before the fireworks started, visitors to HMS Sultan, on Military Road, got to see winner of the television talent programme The Voice.

Jermain Jackman performed on stage along with Hampshire duo Ward-Thomas. The country and western singers performed ahead of their Home-Grown tour.

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