Fireworks and fair bring thousands to seafront

W46521H13''Worthing Fireworks November 5th
W46521H13''Worthing Fireworks November 5th

THOUSANDS of people attended Worthing Lions’ Tide of Light Festival and fireworks display on Tuesday.

The event kicked off with lantern making at St Paul’s Centre followed by a lantern parade that finished in Montague Place.

Bill Coles funfair kept people entertained along the seafront and in Montague Place before the fireworks were released from the pier at 8pm.

There was also live music, a market, street food and a number of games stalls.

It was the first time the Lions had hosted a Bonfire Night event, which was put on with the help of Creative Waves and the Worthing Town Centre Initiative.

Lions president Bob Chalcraft said: “It was a brilliant event and we were quite surprised as to how many people turned up.

“It lit Worthing up and I was overwhelmed by both how successful it was but also by the number of people that thanked us for it afterwards and said what a fantastic display it was.

“I also think that there was something for everyone what with the market and the children’s parade.

“We will definitely have to do the same again next year as it really brought the town alive.”