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  • Hundreds wrap up warm for annual event
  • There were fairground rides, face painting and a pop-up pub
  • Display lasted around 15 minutes
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IT MIGHT have been a foggy night but that didn’t stop a spectacular display making Explosion Museum to live up to its name.

Last night was the annual fireworks event in Priddy’s Hard, Gosport.

Jenny Skinner with husband John and children Ruby, eight, and Joseph, six, from Fareham Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151847-8)

Jenny Skinner with husband John and children Ruby, eight, and Joseph, six, from Fareham Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151847-8)

The museum was open late, so people had a chance to look around before stepping outside to watch the fireworks take over the night sky.

Sammy Johnston is the events co-ordinator for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

She said: ‘It’s a good family event. It’s nice for the residents.

‘It’s a nice big event that we do every year.

People know about it year on year and they know that the guys do fantastic firework displays

Sammy Johnston, events co-ordinator

‘We get a lot of people coming here.

‘People know about it year on year and they know that the guys do fantastic firework displays.

‘The kids always really enjoy it too.’

As well as the fireworks, there were fairground rides, fire displays and face painting as well as an inflatable pub to keep punters entertained.

Fireworks in foggy conditions at the Explosion Museum in Gosport.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151847-4)

Fireworks in foggy conditions at the Explosion Museum in Gosport.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151847-4)

Sarah McDonald, 40, from Gosport, brought her two boys along.

She said: ‘The fireworks were good, it’s the first time we have been here.

‘We wanted to see the fireworks and to get out for an hour or so with the kids.

‘They enjoyed it. It’s a good event.’

Phil Waite with his partner Laura Moore and children Millie Waite, nine, and Leyland Waite, six  Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151847-7)

Phil Waite with his partner Laura Moore and children Millie Waite, nine, and Leyland Waite, six Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151847-7)

Emma Jones, 39, from Stubbington, brought along her five-year-old daughter Isobel to watch the fireworks.

She said: ‘It was really good. It was better than last year.

‘It’s very good, especially for the price. It’s such good value for money.’

Linda Bugg, 68, from Cosham, was with her two grandchildren Poppy, eight, and Lily, five.

She said: ‘The fireworks were absolutely superb. It’s my first time here.

‘I thought it was excellently put on.

‘There is plenty for the kids to do as well.’