THE Flint RNLI was delighted with the success of its bonfire night spectacular, hailing it as one of the best ever with thousands coming to join in the fun.

People watched in awe as the sky was illuminated with a colourful array of fireworks.

Crowds of all ages flocked to Friday’s fabulous attraction at Flint Lifeboat Station, as months of planning went off with a bang.

Alan Forrester, lifeboat operations manager for Flint, said that more than 3,000 people came along.

In total the event could raise around £5,000 for the RNLI.

“There was a fantastic atmosphere. The weather forecast had been bad, but we were lucky because the rain held off and that was a big help.

At the end there was a round of applause from the public to show how much they had enjoyed themselves and that was greatly appreciated.”

Mr Forrester said he would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the evening.

This year’s event was boosted by the support of a financial donation from Flint Masonic Lodge Grand Master William Collins, who hosted a fundraising barbecue.

The £160 donated to the RNLI was being used to provide an electronic firing system for the fireworks display.