Botton’s firework fun night success

The fireworks lit up the sky.
The fireworks lit up the sky.

IT was a night of awe and splendour when hundreds of fireworks were sent soaring into the sky along the backdrop of the Skegness sea front on Saturday.

Many flocked from all around to get the chance to see the colourful array on show and take part in all the activities at the fun night which was put on by Botton’s Pleasure Beach.

Skegness Mayor Coun Steve Kirk, said: “It was a superb night and it was the best fireworks display ever.

“I was even dared to go on the scariest ride by Jimmy Botton (owner), I had to be big and brave and me and Jimmy went on The Extreme, which made me feel quite ill afterwards. The event is a definite draw for people, as I saw people from Wainfleet, Boston and around. It was a pleasant evening and a cracking end to the season.”

The firework fun night, which was held on the beach, has been running for around 12 years and is a hugely anticipated event in the Skegness calendar.

Jimmy Botton, owner, said: “We do this event every year and we tried to make this year even more special.

“I tried to put on the best show I could and make it even more spectacular.

“I know a lot of people travel to come and watch the fireworks each year as I’ve been told and even one little boy, who had just came back from Florida said it was better than Disney Land which was a huge compliment.

“It was nice to see the mayor and good to see so many local people supporting the event.”

Thrill-seekers will also be pleased to hear that a new ride could be on the cards for Botton’s Pleasure Beach next year.

On the exclusive, Jimmy added: “Me and my wife are going to a show and looking for a new ride for next year.

Jimmy Botton also gave a sizeable donation to the mayor’s chosen charity, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Mayor Coun, Steve Kirk, said: “It was a fantastic donation of a sizeable amount and it will be gratefully received.”

Botton’s Pleasure Beach is still open weekends 11am till 6pm.