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SLIDESHOW - Fireworks draw in massive crowd

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Fireworks shooting from the top of Lancaster Castle proved a massive draw for thousands of people on Saturday night.

This was the first time the annual display has been launched from the castle roof which provided the perfect backdrop for the display as well as increasing its height so it could be seen for miles.

More than 14,500 people watched from the designated viewing areas with countless more taking advantage of other vantage points around the city.

The display was the climax to a weekend of events.

On Friday evening ‘Light Up Lancaster’ saw 100s of people stroll through the squares and alleyways at the heart of the city to celebrate its heritage through stunning illuminated performances of music, art and dance.

On Saturday, witches and Guy Fawkes-themed events including guided walks, tours, storytelling, arts and craft activities were well attended while others enjoyed entertainment in the city centre provided by samba band Batala and dance and music groups from Lancaster University.

 

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