In a time when most public displays are being cancelled, the St Albans Fireworks display has been reimagined.
If a crowdfunding campaign is successful, instead of the usual ticketed event in Verulamium Park, which can’t go ahead this year, residents will be able to see a magnificent display from their doorstep, back garden or balcony and live on YouTube.
£20,000 is needed to pay for the actual fireworks, but it is hoped that £30,000 can be raised, so that local charities can benefit from the display, as in previous years.
Paul Dean Chair of St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Committee said: “We were inspired by New York’s approach to this year’s 4 July celebrations, with Macy’s organising aerial displays that could be seen without people needing to leave their homes. So here we are, planning to do something similar in St Albans”.
The aerial display, which will rise to 300-400ft above the city, is due to take place on Saturday 7 November at 6pm, but it can’t go ahead without a successful crowdfunding campaign.
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