Spectacular fireworks in Uckfield for Queen’s 90th birthday celebration

It rained and rained at the Uckfield celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday last night but those who braved the weather enjoyed themselves.

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Uckfield Theatre Guild in the Wizard of Oz on stage at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration in Uckfield last night.

The RAF display team the Red Arrows flew over early in the proceedings on their way to Bristol.

Children chased each other around the Victoria Pleasure Ground as if it was a sunny day.

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Uckfield Singers chose 60s songs for their performance last night.

There was a bar and burgers, the chance to watch the England v Russia football match in a TV tent, and Sussex Support Service did a roaring trade in teas, coffees and cake in the pavilion.

The show must go on with visitors sheltering under umbrellas

The show must go on with visitors sheltering under umbrellas.

Hardy townspeople were treated to great performances on stage from organisations such as the Uckfield Singers, Uckfield Theatre Guild and Clubbercise. There was a ‘the show must go on’ attitude amongst the performers and those attending.

Debs Dancers had hoped to perform too but were unable to take part because a mini stage they were due to use along with the main stage was waterlogged and the rain showed no signs of stopping.

Deborah Lamb said it was very disappointing for the dancers who had been rehearsing during the afternoon and were all ready, made up and waiting to go on. She had left it until the last minute to make the decision that it wasn’t safe for them to perform.

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Time to chat during a break in performances at the Uckfield celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The rain did eventually stop and spectators who stayed were treated to a spectacular fireworks display, which was enjoyed by many more people from the comfort of their own homes across town.

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Clubbercise led by Natalie Rea.

Clubbercise during the Queens' 90th birthday celebrations at the Victoria Pleasure Ground

Clubbercise during the Queens’ 90th birthday celebrations at the Victoria Pleasure Ground.

Victory Vs at Queen's 90th birthday celebrations in Uckfield

Victory Vs at Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in Uckfield.

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A view over the Victoria Pleasure Ground last night.

General view of the Victoria Pleasure Ground during the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

Another view of the Victoria Pleasure Ground.

Watching England v Russia in Euro 2016

Watching England v Russia in Euro 2016.

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We have two short videos, (1) showing some of the fireworks display and (2) featuring short extracts from some of the stage acts.

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