PUBS banded together to put on a Peaky Blinders-themed night on St Patrick’s Day.

Around 20 pubs and bars in Blackburn town centre hosted nights based around the BBC drama about gangsters in the 1920s.

People battled through the snow and cold weather dressed up in attire worn in 1920s England, similar to what the characters are seen wearing in the show.

Some bars even added a Peaky Blinders ‘twist’ to their usual Saturday nights, including special live acts, different music themes and 1920s themed decor.

The Lemon Tree held a punk night called ‘Punky Blinders’, while images of characters from the show were projected onto the walls of Cellar Bar throughout the night.

The crawl started in Blackburn’s Postal Order at 7pm before guests visited the Sir Charles Napier, the Drummers Arms, Tiki Monkey, the Squire, the Adelphi and the Vic pub, to name a few.

Partygoers said they felt the event showed town centre nightlife was starting to come back in a ‘big’ way.

Kristy Holt, 32, from Longshaw, said: “I remember going out years ago and thinking the nightlife here was dead but you can see it is coming back in a big way.”

Carly Greenwood, 31, from Cherry Tree, said: “This event gives people the chance to go around the town and see a different part of Blackburn’s nightlife.”

Andre Mederos, 49, said: “It’s about time we held an event like this.

“We are still behind Darwen at the moment in terms of the night life but it is getting better and slowly moving in the right direction.”

Organiser James Lee Newton, from Blackburn’s Nightlife group, described the event as an ‘amazing night’.

He said: “It has been an amazing night and I want to say a massive thank you to everyone in Blackburn and Darwen who attended."

“My heart goes out to the town.

“It is becoming a busier place and if there is a chance we could do something on St George’s Day on the back of this.”