PICTURES: Thousands of people enjoy spectacular firework show at the Racecourse in Northampton

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Fireworks display at Racecourse, Northampton NNL-150511-224215009

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Thousands of people enjoyed a spectacular firework display at The Racecourse in Northampton last night.

The November the fifth extravaganza attracted around 18,000 people to watch the bonfire being lit and an impressive display of pyrotechnics in the night sky.

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Fireworks display at Racecourse, Northampton NNL-150511-224540009

The free event was organised by Northampton Borough Council.

Council leader, Councillor Mary Markham said that she was pleased that so many people came to see this free event.

She said: “I am really pleased that our fireworks display was even more popular this year, Kettering Road and the surrounding areas were buzzing with people before and after the event and it was great to see so many different generations of people enjoying themselves together. I am sure that businesses in the area benefited from having so many extra people in the area last night.

“The Racecourse was a really spectacular backdrop for the fireworks; it gave people a great opportunity to see the display and was easy to reach from all parts of the town. It was a wonderful venue for such a large outdoor event and I hope we are able to organise more events there in the future.”

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