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Cromer’s New Year’s Day Firework Display 2018

Cromer  New Year fireworks.
 Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Cromer New Year fireworks. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk.

All eyes will be on the skies above Cromer Pier for the traditional New Year’s Day firework display.

The annual event attracts more than 10,000 people and organisers are urging visitors to get there early.

Titanium Fireworks, which previously staged London’s New Year’s Eve display, is back again and looking to make more use of the seaside location, including waterborne pyrotechnics, this time.

Firework committee chairman Jim Bond said: “We’re delighted it’s become such a successful annual event, and with plenty of good vantage points to watch the display, come early, we don’t want anyone to miss it.

“The idea has always been to bring people up to the coast for a breath of fresh air, something to eat and drink, and a fabulous firework display over the sea fired from Cromer Pier at 5pm.

“Following on from last year’s postponed event, which went ahead one week later, due to adverse weather conditions, we are looking forward to another impressive display.”

Director of Titanium Fireworks, Simon Page, said: “We are incredibly proud to be firing the Cromer New Year’s day firework display from Cromer Pier, and will be making full use of this unique setting.

“We believe our experience on the London Eye, the Forth Road Bridge, Blackpool Pier and a host of stadia roofs will help us to make this display even better by using our digital firing system which allows split-second firing from multiple locations.”

The event is free, however there will be bucket collectors to fundraise for the 2019 display.

The bucket collection at the 2017 display raised £9,000, despite the postponement. Half of this was given out in grants to local good causes and the balance was used towards funding the 2018 display.

Prior to the fireworks there will be a one-mile fun-run along Cromer Promenade at 3pm organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners.

Starting from the pier forecourt, the run is open to all ages and abilities, with categories for under 13-year-olds, 14-16 year-olds, seniors, and even fancy dress. Registration will take place from 2.30pm for a fee of £1.

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