FIREWORKS displays lit up the night skies as huge crowds turned out for spectacular shows across south Essex.

Southend Round Table hosted its annual event the Big Beach Bang at Shoebury East Beach, as did Canvey at Waterside Farm Showground in Somnes Avenue.

The Big Beach Bang fireworks spectacular began at 6pm alongside a Fun Fair and DJ.

Thousands of pounds worth of fireworks coloured the skies and the event’s proceeds went to charity.

The Firework Fiesta, in Canvey, organised by Castle Point Council, was a 20-minute display which saw crowds of families enjoying the show