Photos from Hatfield House fireworks display

PUBLISHED: 17:07 15 September 2011 | UPDATED: 12:45 20 September 2011

Fireworks at Hatfield House to celebrate the 400th anniversary

Fireworks at Hatfield House to celebrate the 400th anniversary

Casey Gutteridge, CPG Photography

MORE than 10,000 people joined Lord and Lady Salisbury to celebrate 400 years of Hatfield House with a massive firework display on Saturday.

The event, held on the private side of the park, saw the Jacobean mansion bathed in light as the explosions seemed to fly from every direction.

Visitors brought chairs and picnics and really enjoyed the truly once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.

Hatfield House’s business development director, Nick Moorhouse, said: “What a night!

“On Saturday we had the largest fireworks display of the year here at Hatfield House.

“Lord and Lady Salisbury were delighted to welcome more than 10,000 people, predominantly from the local community, to the private south side of Hatfield Park to witness an incredible display which saw almost 15,000 fireworks fired from behind, in front of, across, and off the roof of the house.

“The display was accompanied by live music from The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers who performed Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Music for the Royal Fireworks.

“We’d like to say thank you for the numerous messages from spectators congratulating us on a fantastic event.”

The display replaced the November 5 display, held annually for the mayor of Welwyn Hatfield’s charities, but a donation was still made to his good causes.

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