Families wowed by Cosham fireworks display

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

Wednesday, 1st November 2017, 11:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 5:24 am
Crowds watch the fireworks

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

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.

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Crowds watch the fireworks

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.’

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

Louise and Stephen Tucker with daughter Rose (2)

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.

‘They were really good this year.’

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

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

‘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.’

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)
Crowds watch the fireworks
Louise and Stephen Tucker with daughter Rose (2)
Annabelle Byrne (2) with her sister Millie (5)
Sofia Maylott (7), Savannah Beauchamp and Romeo Omwu (5)