AN iconic structure was seen in a whole new light at a special event this weekend.

Visitors to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on Friday night were treated to a spectacular light and firework show across the 126ft pillars with the return of ‘Underneath the Arches’.

The annual event draws thousands of people to enjoy an evening under the summer stars on the Bont playing field, just opposite the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which gets transformed into a picnic in the park style area for the event.

Organised between This is Wrexham and Wrexham Council’s events team, those planning the evening said they had been looking to put on the biggest show to date for this year’s music and light spectacular.

The display also coincides with the 10-year anniversary since the aqueduct, and an 11-mile area from Shropshire to Denbighshire, was inscribed as a World Heritage Site (WHS) by UNESCO.

Claire Luckock, events coordinator, said: “The event continues to go from strength to strength – and everybody has had a fantastic time. This year we are celebrating 10 years of World Heritage site status, so we made the finale extra special with a laser show alongside the ever popular firework display.

“The fireworks are always the highlight of the evening and Festival Fireworks from Cefn Mawr do a world class job each year. We must also thank Acrefair Football Club and Canal and River Trust for giving us permission each year to stage the event.”

She added: “Funding has been received via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the fund to improve visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together.”