ONE of Portsmouth’s most spectacular nights of the year went with a bang last night.
Thousands of people turned out for the fireworks display on King George V playing fields in Cosham.
A giant bonfire was lit by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas before the dazzling 20-minute display took centre stage.
Families wrapped up warm and turned out in force to enjoy the free event, which was organised by Portsmouth City Council.
There was a jaw-dropping array of rockets, which drew gasps and smiles from the packed crowd.
The display culminated with a crescendo of blossoming bursts of colour and ended with rockets producing thunderous bangs.