STUNNING firework displays entertained people throughout West Oxfordshire as Bonfire Night was celebrated in style.

Over the weekend families were dazzled by bonfires and displays in Long Hanborough, Carterton and North Leigh before the spectacular show in Witney drew the festivities to an explosive conclusion.

Leader of Witney Town Council, Toby Morris, said that 'half of Witney' had turned out to the town's display - which has been a calendar staple for decades. 

Mr Morris, who was among thousands of people who descended on Witney Rugby Football Club on Sunday for the show, said: "I had a nice evening at Witney Rugby Football Club's fireworks with my family. It was amazing to see half of Witney at the club." 

The display, which has run for decades in the town, boasted 'twice the fire power' of last year's event – a promise that didn't disappoint the crowds.

Witney was among the last of the weekend's events, with communities across West Oxfordshire gathering for food, drink, bonfires and fireworks.
Crowds gathered at The Pavilion in Roosevelt Road, in Long Hanborough, on Friday, for the village’s popular show.

This year's event was slightly different to previous years as the fireworks display was set to music. 

Crafty residents of Brize Norton, Carterton and other areas near RAF Brize Norton were able to take in the base’s annual display despite it being closed to the public. 

The airbase hosts a display each year for those who – despite the public not being allowed entry – many still enjoy the show from beyond the fence.

Other popular displays included one at North Leigh Football Club on Saturday. Witney MP Robert Courts, who was at the village event, described the show as ‘superb’.