Thousands shun drizzle for a spectacular Bonfire Night

it’s a ceremony with Yorkshire connections which goes back centuries.

The spectacle attracted thousands of people to bonfire night celebrations in Roundhay Park, Leeds. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

And last night’s misty drizzle failed to put people off enjoying Bonfire Night with burning effigies of Yorkshireman Guy Fawkes.

One of the region’s biggest events took place in Roundhay Park in Leeds last night when tens of thousands gathered in Soldiers Field.

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Events were also held last night at Bramley Park, Springhead Park, Woodhouse Moor, Middleton Park, and East End Park.

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive member for communities. said: “The crowds that we attract to each of our bonfires are always large, and with that in mind we would ask people to arrive early so they can enjoy all the fun and not miss out on our fantastic firework displays.

“An amazing amount of hard work is undertaken every year behind the scenes to arrange each event, and once again I would like to personally thank all our council staff, sponsors and partners who play their part in this memorable night.”

Fire crews across the county said it had been a busy night but with no incidents of note.