Labour-run Maghull Town Council's annual fireworks display went with a bang and a whistle as usual last week - but this year there was more people there than ever before to see it.
Well over 5,000 people packed onto and around Whinneybrook Playing Field for the annual Guy Fawkes Night festivities, and they weren't disappointed with nearly 30 minutes of an amazing pyrotechnic extravaganza.
And as an added bonus, the rain stayed off throughout the impressive display.
Maghull Town Council Labour councillor, John Sayers, said he was overwhelmed by this year's turn out and thanked everyone who came along.
Cllr Sayers said: "This year's fireworks display was a spectacular event, made all the more special due to the sheer commitment and dedication of my colleagues on Maghull Town Council.
"I would like to thank Maghull Town Council clerk Angela McIntyre and her team for organising the event, the volunteers from St John Ambulance who kindly came along, Maghull Rotary Club, Maghull Neighbourhood Police team for their advice and assistance throughout and my town council colleagues and the volunteers who came along to steward during the event.
"As soon as the display was over, I was approached by people who wanted to say 'thank you'. The fireworks themselves were fantastic and it made me very proud to be a part of this fantastic community."
The event also gave people the opportunity to make donations to the Mayor of Maghull's charity.
Cllr Sayers said: "As always, the people of Maghull showed their generosity by filling the donations boxes for the Mayor's charity fund. So we are confident the evening will have given us the Mayor, Cllr Joan Deegan's fundraising a good boost.
"I'd like to thank each and every person who came along and again made this event a success.
"I'm already looking forward to next year!"