THOUSANDS of people gathered around bonfires for spectacular firework displays in Huddersfield at the weekend.
Bonfire Night was an enormous success across the region with West Yorkshire Fire Service reporting no major incidents.
The biggest event in Huddersfield was the Crosland Hill fireworks display on Saturday, organised by Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table.
More than 4,000 people attended the event at Crosland Hill near The Sands House pub, and just above the Standard Fireworks factory.
The event also raises thousands of pounds every year with all proceeds going back into the local community.
Crowds enjoyed more space this year with an extra field opened up and more toilet facilities.
Organiser Mark Catney said: “We decided to expand the site and were fortunate that a local farmer agreed to open up his field.
“The display was spectacular and we had a record-breaking crowd.”
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In Holmfirth around 3,000 packed the Sands Recreation ground for the bonfire organised by Holmfirth Rotary.
Organiser Antony Haigh said: “It was a fantastic display, particularly towards the end when it culminated in a tremendous effort which lit up the valley.”
He said extra fairground rides and increased catering had also proved popular.
The event has raised around £6,000 which will be shared between this year’s Rotary charity, the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice at Brackenhall and Holmfirth charities.
The YMCA bonfire and fireworks at Laund Hill provided a dazzling fireworks displays for more than 500 people.
Organiser Dale Earnshaw said: “Apart from a slight hitch getting the bonfire lit it all went smoothly.”
Event-goers enjoyed traditional attractions including a coconut shy and apple-bobbing before the entertainment took to the sky.
Dale added: “We learn from each event and are already thinking of how we can make next year even bigger.”
Near Denby Dale, Yummy Yorkshire enticed event-goers to a tasty hog roast while watching a dazzling display.
Entertainment also included a stilt walker, juggler, fire-eater and balloon modeller.
Crowds also flocked on Saturday to The Nightingale, Lindley, and Lepton Highlanders.
And for those who are waiting until November 5 itself to celebrate Bonfire Night, a community bonfire will be held in Upper Cumberworth at 6.30pm tonight at the Eunice Lane Playing Fields.
Meanwhile, in Linthwaite a large bonfire and fireworks display is being held at The Royal Oak at Manchester Road also at 6.30pm.
The pub is staging the event with all proceeds going to the charity Ruddi’s Retreat.
WEST Yorkshire fire crews enjoyed one of the quietest Bonfire Night weekend’s in recent years.
Historically it is one of the busiest nights of the year and an extra three fire engines were positioned across the county to ensure any out of hand bonfires were tackled promptly.
Huddersfield crews responded to three bonfires and two car fires.
And in Dewsbury crews also dealt with a car fire and six bonfire blazes.
West Yorkshire Group Manager Martin Speed said: “It’s been a relatively quiet Bonfire Night weekend.
“We have brought in resilience pumps at Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford to take the pressure off stations.
“Across the county we responded to 12 bonfires, four bin fires and 27 fires in the open. It is one of the quietest we have seen.”
He said the calls were received between 4pm on Saturday and 2am on Sunday.