Patient crowds were treated to a spectacular firework display last night as Bedford officially started the festive season with its Christmas Lights switch on celebrations over the River Great Ouse.
The event was supposed to be a water based spectacle with a review of the year projected onto a waterfall in the middle of the River Great Ouse.
But technical problems with the water pump meant this part of the display failed.
Organisers ploughed on though and delivered a colourful and spectacular fireworks that wowed the crowds. Yes it was cold, yes it took a little while to get started, but if the cheers at the end of the display are anything to go by, Christmas has arrived in Bedford.
Now more than ever, we need your help to fund the Bedford Independent’s quality journalism that serves our community...
We choose to champion editorial independence, meaning we report the facts without bias and can stand up to those in power when we believe it’s needed.
We can give a voice to people in our community whose voices may otherwise not be heard. And we don’t have a paywall, so everyone can read the stories we publish for free.
But in this time of crisis, many news organisations all over the world are facing existential threat, with advertising revenues plummeting. We’re no different.
We work hard every day to bring you news, commentary, entertainment and announcements from across Bedford. We hope that, with your help, we’ll be able to continue this for many years to come.
Will you help sustain our work today by clicking below ? Even a small donation makes a difference for our future.