Thousands of people packed into Bretton Park in Peterborough to see an innovative new fireworks display on Friday night (2 November).
The Peterborough Lions Rugby Club event attracted 10,000 people to watch Peterborough’s first-ever, multi-media firework display with video screens and music.
Paul Chisnall, from PDC Fireworks, said it had been a big success.
He said: “It was absolutely brilliant. We had far more people there than we were expecting and everyone we spoke to said they had enjoyed it.
“We have been setting the fireworks off to music for a few years but this time we decided to try something new and used video screens as well to give the display a real story line.
“I think next year we will have to up our game to top it. We are already working on what we can do to get even better.”
However, the rain did cause some problems with the organisers’ plans.
Mr Chisnall added: “The rain scuppered some of our plans for rides and attractions, with the mud and other problems but on the whole it was very successful.”
There were a host of other firework displays across the city over the weekend, although the Stilton display was cancelled at the last minute.
A notice on the village website said the display was cancelled due to an on-going court case relating to a display elsewhere in the country last year.
Emergency services said they had a quiet weekend, with only one major incident, when a stray firework set a barn on fire in Woolley, near Huntingdon.
Firefighters were on the scene for more than 12 hours and three horses had to be led to safety after the firework struck the barn at 8.52pm on Saturday.
Inspector Terry Furlong said there had been very few calls to police about anti-social behaviour.
He said: “We had an operation in force to clamp down on anti-social behaviour and I am pleased to say it seems to have been a success.”