Bonfire party goes with a bang!
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THOUSANDS of people turned out to watch this year's superherothemed firework display in Redcar.
Redcar Rugby Club hosted the event, which saw droves of people enjoying the pyrotechnics.
After a soggy, windswept affair last year, the organisers breathed a sigh of relief.
Event organiser Paul Evans has been hosting the display for three years.
He was brought up in Redcar, and has been playing rugby at the club since he was a child.
He said: "We started doing it after the council decided not to run it anymore.
"I thought it was a good idea to keep something going in Redcar.
"It was a big success straight away. We don't want to fleece people, we want to make it affordable."
The evening included a fairground, food and drink provided by the club, and, of course, the finale of a firework display.
It was a big hit with families, with a family ticket costing PS7. The musical display, which took inspiration from blockbuster superhero movies, lasted a whopping 20 minutes. It kept the audience gasping for breath - just as they thought they had seen the finale, another impressive display would begin.
Jonathan Cassey, who lives in Redcar and brought along his family, said: "It's lovely. It's nice to have something going on in Redcar.
"We've been living here for 10 years and we love it."
Redcar kicked off a weekend of Bonfire Night celebrations on Teesside.
Stockton will host its annual display tonight, and there will be a bonfire at Skinningrove and a scifi-themed display at Seaton Carew.