A cloud of 50,000 ‘poppies’ floated over spectators following one of the most emotional fireworks displays ever seen in Spalding.
Springfields saluted the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War with a theatrical military firework show.
It began with excerpts of original speeches made by the Home Service at the outbreak of war, with ‘rockets’ fired from two sides and smoke and search lights turning the gardens into a battle ground.
Another speech from the Home Service announced the end of the war.
There was music from with era with Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory, plus a lighter note with the theme from Dad’s Army.
Peter Lyon, honorary Poppy Appeal organiser for Spalding branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL), read The Homage and there were standard bearers present from the RBL and the Air Training Corps (ATC).
The Last Post was performed by Martin Felts from The Spalding Marching Ambassadors.