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Kingston Fireworks

Kingston Fireworks

The Kingston Round Table and Kingston Rotary Club have jointly held the annual Kingston Fireworks display on the evening of the 4th November 2016.

It was a wet and cold afternoon for all of the set-up works, while a combination of incidents on the roads in the surrounding area made traveling to the venue very challenging for everyone. Thankfully, the rain stopped just prior to the gates opening, allowing the public to watch the display in the dry.

Several thousand people from Kingston and beyond enjoyed the show. All profits from the event will be distributed to local charitable causes. The amount raised for charity will be shared in due course.

Firework burst, lots of small white sparks densely packed together

Thanks to the Volunteers

The Kingston Round Table and Kingston Rotary members volunteer to run the show. Thanks to all of the members who helped in advance of the day, during the wet afternoon preparations, and the evening itself. Without you guys it wouldn't happen.

Volunteers: Neil, Edd, Keith, Alan and Sanj standing smiling while in the warmth of the pavilion

Photo: Neil, Edd, Keith (Rotary), Alan (Rotary) and Sanj in the warm, prior to gates opening.

Celebrity Visitors

David Weir, Para-olympic athlete and multiple gold medal winner, visited the event to raise awareness of the charity he founded to support other athletes. The Deputy Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston also attended the event.

Image of Rotary Chair, Guy Williams, Dep Mayor, Radio Jackie team on stage

Photo: Deputy Mayor, Rotary Chair, Guy Williams of the 41 Club, and Radio Jackie team.

David Weir, athlete, being interviewed by Radio Jackie presenter

Photo: David Weir and Radio Jackie presenter.

 Post Show Celebrations

Fireworks night wouldn't be right without a post show curry and beers. Enjoyed by all and a chance to warm up.

KRT members in curry restaurant having finished curry and looking happy

Here's to next year...

 

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