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Wet weather was not enough to dampen the spirits of organisers as bonfires and firework displays went off with a bang in Calderdale.

Despite the stormy conditions on Saturday night, Elland Round Table’s 43rd bonfire show still raised vital funds which will be distributed to good causes in Calderdale.

Brighouse Rangers bonfire at Brighouse Sports and Social Club.

Brighouse Rangers bonfire at Brighouse Sports and Social Club.

Former rugby league star Keith Senior got proceedings underway at Hullen Edge Park.

One of the organisers, Christopher Bowen, said numbers were down compared to other years but the event still managed to raise £2,000.

“We would like to thank all the people who did come out and support us,” he said.

The Shoulder on Mutton in Shelf held their plot night bonfire and fireworks display which saw over 400 people attend and raised money for charity. Back with a bang was Brighouse Juniors Football Club.

Due to work being delayed until the start of the new year on their all weather pitch, the Hove Edge club was able to hold their spectacle.

Despite the downpours from the previous night, Georgina Brearley from the club said the night went off without a hitch.

“It was a really successful evening. Last year was supposed to our last ever one but due to work being delayed we thought it was a good idea to hold one this year. We might not hold a bonfire next year but we are looking at possibly holding a firework display as it is such a well attended community event.”

More bonfires and fireworks displays were held at the New Prospect Inn, Halifax and in the lower valley with shows at Brighouse Rangers Rugby Club on Russell Way and the Casa Hotel on Elland Road which saw performances from DJs and a laser show.