VIDEO: Hundreds turn out in Skegness to welcome 2017

Hundreds of people braved the cold in Skegness to welcome in 2017.

Crowds gathered around the Clock Tower for the traditional countdown and display of fireworks by the LA Cafe.

Skegness Clock Tower.

Skegness Clock Tower.

Coun Trevor Burnham, of Skegness Town Council, was among the crowd and captured the excitement on video.

He said: “There were more people out than last year.

“I spoke to many visitors and they said they loved it – it was absolutely brilliant.”

Skegness welcomes 2017 at the Clock Tower. Photo: Steve Foster ANL-170101-164620001

Skegness welcomes 2017 at the Clock Tower. Photo: Steve Foster ANL-170101-164620001

Skegness welcomes 2017 at the Clock Tower. Photo: Steve Foster ANL-170101-164635001

Skegness welcomes 2017 at the Clock Tower. Photo: Steve Foster ANL-170101-164635001

Skegness welcomes 2017 at the Clock Tower. Photo: Steve Foster ANL-170101-164654001

Skegness welcomes 2017 at the Clock Tower. Photo: Steve Foster ANL-170101-164654001

Skegness welcomes 2017 at the Clock Tower. Photo: Steve Foster ANL-170101-164712001

Skegness welcomes 2017 at the Clock Tower. Photo: Steve Foster ANL-170101-164712001