The Roar on the Shore was billed as a World Record Attempt to set off 110,000 fireworks in 60 seconds. These were to be fired from a barge moored off Bournemouth Pier.
A load of us Coastguards, Lifeboats chaps and our families set off to watch this firework extravaganza from the cliffs. This would be good!
Now as it was for charity, I shall be kind. Far kinder than I should be.
It was rubbish. Sorry to say, from were we were standing at ‘Old Harry Rocks’ it was (very) rubbish. There was a flash, and what appeared to be a boat on fire for 3 seconds and the some smoke. Yup that was it.
To be fair I’ve saw a bigger flash and a bang when our oven blew up last year.
Still at least the charity benefited.