PICTURES: Tuesday night's fireworks

Thousands turned out to watch Plymouth Sound light up on Tuesday night for the start of the national fireworks championships.

Gary Burge Credit: @gary_Burge

Rain hampered the event in 2012 although there were no such problems on Tuesday.

Jason Keily Credit: @plymouth_pc

The two day event sees teams competing for the title of champion of champions with some stunning displays on the Hoe.

Nick Hill Credit: @nichollashill

Winners from the last decade are competing, with the grand finale on Wednesday night at 9.30pm.

Justin Wood Credit: @justinmwood

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Plymouth fireworks show

The British fireworks championships are being held in Plymouth over the next two nights. It is one of the biggest annual displays by professional firework companies in the UK.