Fireworks at Cookham – 3rd November 2012

Following the success of last year’s event in Cookham, we decided once more to view the excellent fireworks, organised by Cookham Scouts.

Holly also joined us for her first visit to see them, following last year’s decision to stay at home with Sarah and watch a Barbie DVD.  Emily was left with Sarah’s parents for the duration.

As usual, we arrived in good time and were able to make good use of the various food and drinks which were being sold in the large marquees.  We met up, as planned, with various close friends and huddled together in the darkness, clutching hot drinks for warmth.

Crowds in the field

Crowds in the field

After around half an hour, the traditional flaming torches were being lit and taken over to the huge pile of branches, before being thrust inside the pyre.

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The arrival of the flares

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Hot work!

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Lighting the bonfire

As usual, once the bonfire was burning, both the darkness and the cold were subdued by the intense heat and light generated by the inferno.

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Crowds around the fire

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Silhouettes

We enjoyed watching the fire for a while before leaving it behind us and heading over to the dark side of the field in order to view the firework display which was of the usual top quality.

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Fireworks 1

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Fireworks 2

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Fireworks 3

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Fireworks 4

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Fireworks 5

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Fireworks 6

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Fireworks 7

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Fireworks 8

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Fireworks 9

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Fireworks 10

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Fireworks 11

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Fireworks 12

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Fireworks 13

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Fireworks 14

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Fireworks 15

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Fireworks 16

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Fireworks 17

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Fireworks 18

Eventually the final rockets were sent skyward and we returned to defrost in the car and wait for the inevitably long queues out of the field.

It had once again been a night to remember.

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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