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TUNBRIDGE WELLS’ annual fireworks display got off to a bang at the weekend, despite the dreary weather that saw other events cancelled.

More than 8,000 attended the display put on by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table in Dunorlan Park on Saturday November 5.

The event has been running in the town since 1957 and over the years the Round Table has raised hundreds of thousands for local charities and good causes.

This year, organisers say that while they are ‘still finalising exact numbers’, it looks like the display has raised more than £30,000 – in addition to money raised for Hospice in the Weald following a bucket collection on the night.

Chairman of Tunbridge Wells Round Table, Kieran Timoney said: “Thanks to the generosity of the people of Tunbridge Wells, we raised thousands of pounds for good causes and look forward to launching our annual giveaway in the new year.”

However, not all bonfire celebrations went as planned as the annual fireworks display in Crowborough had to be cancelled due to the inclement weather.

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