Fireworks used to be ignited on the south shore. Now they are set off from a raft in the middle of the river. © 2019 Nick Skeens

The people of Burnham, via Burnham Town Council, put on a wonderful display of fireworks at the end of each Burnham Week.

© 2019 Nick Skeens

The fireworks are now launched from a raft in the middle of the river, more or less opposite the White Harte, and they always look, and sound, spectacular.

© 2019 Nick Skeens

At this time of the year it is usually dark by 9pm, which is when they tend to start.

© 2019 Nick Skeens

The Fireworks are organised by Burnham Week Ltd (formerly the Joint Clubs Committee or JCC). Councillor Bob Calver represents the Town Council on this organisation. The Town Council makes a major contribution to the cost of the fireworks.

© 2019 Nick Skeens

The Quay is usually lined with people watching the display. together with the local pubs and clubs.

© 2019 Nick Skeens

They really are a beautiful spectacle, and seem to get more spectacular with each year that passes.

This show fireworks let off from the south side of the river, now a bird sanctuary. © 2012 Lewis Walsh