Fireworks for the fleet

19:42, Oct 30 2011

A colourful firework and flare display on Nelson Harbour drew crowds of people last night.

The display marked the opening of the annual Blessing of the Fleet celebrations, to be held on the Nelson waterfront today.

The 11th annual blessing of Nelson's fishing fleet and a service to remember those lost at sea is being held later than normal this year, due to the Nelson City Council carrying out beautification work on the Sunderland Marine Pier at Wakefield Quay, where the festival takes place.

The celebrations were to start at 12.30pm, with the blessing at 1pm.

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