Photo courtesy of Midi Photography

The night sky was a blaze of colour and sparkle on Sunday night for Halton’s November 5 fireworks spectacular.

And to make the night extra special, there was a dazzling light display on the Silver Jubilee Bridge, showcasing the new LED lighting system and telling the story of the iconic bridge – the river, the bridge construction, the ships along the canal – building up to the fireworks being launched from the bridge.

Tens of thousands of people gathered on the banks of the Mersey in Runcorn and Widnes and at nearby vantage points to enjoy the 15-minute firework display, set to music, and filling the sky with a myriad colours, shapes and sizes, finishing with a spectacular golden finale.

This year’s fireworks display was only able to go ahead thanks to the huge generosity of local businesses: Beesley & Fildes, Marshall, Halton Housing, Langtree and Tarmac, who all sponsored the event, and funding from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.

Cllr Paul Nolan, the Council’s portfolio holder for culture and leisure services, said: “What a fabulous display, and it was great to see our bridge looking so amazing. I hope everyone who turned out to watch had a great time.

“I would like to pass on my thanks to all the sponsors of the fireworks display for their generosity  – we could not have put the event on without them.”