It’s a ceremony with Yorkshire connections which goes back centuries.
And last night’s misty drizzle failed to put people off enjoying bonfire night with burning effigies of Yorkshireman Guy Fawkes.
One of the region’s biggest events took place in Roundhay Park last night when tens of thousands gathered in Soldiers Field, while events were also held at at Bramley Park, Springhead Park, Woodhouse Moor, Middleton Park, and East End Park.
Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive member for communities. said: “An amazing amount of hard work is undertaken every year behind the scenes to arrange each event.
“Once again I would like to personally thank all our council staff, sponsors and partners who play their part in this memorable night.”
Fire crews across the county said it had been a busy night but with no incidents of note.
Nikki Appleton, marketing manager for White Rose Shopping Centre, said: “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship and association with this great community event, which is always enjoyed by so many people.”
St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds tweeted to say volunteers collected money at Roundhay Park, adding: “All your change goes to local patients.”
Rachel Reeves, MP for Leeds West, tweeted that she was having fun at a bonfire in Bramley, Leeds. She said: “Great to be at #Bramley bonfire night with @kevin_ritchie1 @joolsheselwood & @cllrcarolineg. Fantastic evening!”