2011 New Year’s Eve fireworks cost tax payers £1.8 million

So, here we are the big 2012 already and with a humongous year behind us we push through into the Olympics and 2012 which was firmly orientated by the New Year’s Eve fireworks in London. Augmenting London’s place in history the fireworks over the Thames in front of the Millennium Wheel and Big Ben, alongside the Houses of Parliament lasted a stunning 10 minutes costing approximately £1.8million of tax payers money. Apparently the pyrotechnics alone cost £282,000 whilst £559,000 was noted to have been spent on crowd control for the estimated audience. Spectacular none the less here they are below…

As over 250,000 people draped the Thames to watch this showing which followed on from the likes of Sydney, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Berlin, amongst others, it truly was an occasion to remember…

Happy New Year one and all…

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