Town is lit up as locals remember, remember the fifth of November

134513e'Bonfire Night-The Lions display at Weaponess 'Ooohs and ahhhs!'Picture by Neil Silk'06/11/13
134513e'Bonfire Night-The Lions display at Weaponess 'Ooohs and ahhhs!'Picture by Neil Silk'06/11/13
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Guy Fawkes night went off with a bang in Scarborough as thousands of people attended bonfires and fireworks displays around the town.

Organised events in Weaponness car park, South Bay, Cayton and Burniston attracted the biggest turnouts, with Scarborough Lions Club estimating that over 5,000 people took in proceedings at Weaponness.

Spokesman Alan Deacon said: “Our bonfire night event was very successful.

“In excess of 5,000 people came along, which is an increase on previous years.

“I think that this year was our biggest and best display yet. There was a bit of a breeze but the sky was clear and conditions were pretty good.

“The fireworks display lasted for 22 minutes and was quite spectacular.

“I checked with the Mountain Rescue team who take care of first aid and no incidents were reported to them, meaning that the night went off safely.”

The display organised by Cayton and Eastfield Parish Councils at McCains Sports ground in Osgodby Lane was another that reported an increased turnout.

Organiser Helen Carter said: “There seemed to be a lot more people about this year, we were certainly a lot busier than in 2012. We think that at least 800 were in attendance.

“The whole night went well, the fireworks were amazing and earned a huge round of applause from the crowd.”