Lava, lava laughs at Alnmouth volcano night

A record number of teams competed in this year's annual Volcano Night challenge, as crowds of people descended on Alnmouth beach.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 3:01 pm
Updated Monday, 8th August 2016, 4:04 pm
The tide comes in on Volcano Night.

A total of 35 teams took part in Saturday’s event, which once again proved to be very popular and incredibly good fun.

Armed with spades and piles of wood, the competitors had 15 minutes to build a sandcastle and then they had to erect a bonfire on the top.

The ultimate winners, Falsterbo, in confident mood.

The winner was the last bonfire to stay alight after the others had sunk into the sea as the tide came in.

This year, the winners were a team called Falsterbo.

As part of the festivities, members of the River Aln Boat Club, which organised the event, staged a sail past at high tide.

The Volcano Night was in aid of Amble RNLI and raised £400 for the cause.

Some of the volcanoes still alight.
George Ternent, of the River Aln Boat Club, who organised the event, presents the trophy to the winning team, Falsterbo, whose volcano was the last to be extinguished. The team also received bags of sweets, donated by Puffin Stores in Alnmouth.
Volcanoes erupt.
The digging begins.
The ultimate winners, Falsterbo, in confident mood.
Some of the volcanoes still alight.
George Ternent, of the River Aln Boat Club, who organised the event, presents the trophy to the winning team, Falsterbo, whose volcano was the last to be extinguished. The team also received bags of sweets, donated by Puffin Stores in Alnmouth.
Volcanoes erupt.
The digging begins.