This year’s Manchester fireworks displays smashed all attendance records – with more than 150,000 people enjoying a safe and enjoyable bonfire night in the city's parks.
The figure smashed previous attendance records of 101,000 in 2008 and 95,000 last year.
As part of the fire service's Operation Treacle campaign, Manchester City Council invited the public to visit the events, which are safe, free and run by professionals, rather than attempt to hold their own displays, potentially causing a nuisance to their neighbours.
A total of 151,450 residents from across the city flocked to the eight organised displays held in Manchester's parks.
The large events at Heaton and Wythenshawe parks, held on Saturday 5 November, attracted 50,000 people each, while 35,000 people also headed to Platt Fields Park on Saturday night.
Smaller events held earlier in the week were also a success with 5,500 people visiting an event at Cringle Fields Park in Levenshulme, 4,500 going to a display at Debdale Park in Gorton and 3,500 heading to a display at Philips Park in Bradford.
Meanwhile, the City Council's trading standards officers visited shops across the city, and traders were warned that anyone found selling banned fireworks or selling fireworks to youngsters under the age of 18 will be prosecuted.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, said: "Our organised displays have always been incredibly popular with residents but the number of people they attracted this year smashes all our previous records.
"This shows that Manchester residents have well and truly got the message that if they want a safe, enjoyable and fun night out, they should come to one of our organised displays rather than try to hold one of their own."