Ahoy there for an explosive charity sum

Ship Inn Bonfire'Sewerby'Pictures by Shane
Ship Inn Bonfire'Sewerby'Pictures by Shane

AN IMPRESSIVE display of fireworks has helped power the Ship Inn at Sewerby to a big charity total.

Last Saturday around 1,500 people visited the pub for a bonfire night extravaganza, which landlord Charlie Kilburn said was “the biggest ever turnout”.

Ship Inn Bonfire'Sewerby'Pictures by Shane

Ship Inn Bonfire'Sewerby'Pictures by Shane

It also helped Charlie and the Ship Inn to increase their collection for the RNLI to more than £2,500, raised when he and wife Louise competed in the Great North Run and through other fundraising events at the pub.

“It was a fantastic evening and a brilliant display of fireworks, the feedback we have had has been very positive,” said Charlie.

“There were around 1,500 people here at a guess which is more than we have had in the past, we’re glad people enjoyed it and luckily it fell on a dry, mild evening.

“We’d like to thank Sewerby Park for opening their car park for us which helped us a great deal.”

Ship Inn Bonfire'Sewerby'Pictures by Shane

Ship Inn Bonfire'Sewerby'Pictures by Shane

The fireworks were so popular that landlord Charlie is hoping to hold more displays next summer.

“We are looking forward to next year’s bonfire night display and also to our display on New Year’s Eve.

“Hopefully we will be able to organise some for the summer months as well, such as on the Last Night of the Proms.”

Of the charity total raised, £1,000 will be given to both Bridlington and Flamborough lifeboats, with the rest of the money donated to the Great North Run RNLI pot.