THERE was huge excitement in the town when the Peaky Blinders cast and production crew moved into Bolton in March to film scenes for the final series.

Fans gathered over six days to get a glimpse of the stars – especially Cillian Murphy.

And not even the black sheeting prevented fans from seeing their idol ­— even if it meant standing on bins.

Photographer Daniel Crompton was on scene to capture he action taking place on set.

Cillian, who plays Tommy, was seen running out of the former Bolton Magistrates Court, down the steps on to the Crescent, which has been transformed into a period street scene with vintage cars parked up.

The Bolton News: Peaky Blinders filming in Bolton, Picture by Danny CromptonPeaky Blinders filming in Bolton, Picture by Danny Crompton

After wrapping up in Bolton crews moved to Salford and then to the Rossendale Valley

It is understood the production crew are moving to Salford today and then to the Rossendale Valley.

But the filming of the hit drama series certainly brought the people into Bolton  and the national press!

One fan waiting outside the library had brought along an impressive painting of Tommy Shelby.

The Bolton News: Peaky Blinders filming March 2021. Picture: Daniel Crompton

Jayden Simone Kitchen, 18, is a tattoo apprentice and Peaky Blinders is a huge inspiration for her.

She said at the time: “The painting took me about eight hours altogether, I’m obsessed with the show, I have a tattoo and everything.

“It’s just mental that it’s here, it’s so close to where I live. I’ve been to Manchester trying to meet him and everything, and now he’s just five minutes away.

“I came down Monday night and I managed to see him for about two seconds, but I would love to speak with him.

“You’ve just got to hope for the best.

“I’m a tattoo apprentice - all my practice I just draw anything Peaky Blinders pretty much.”

Peaky Blinders has been filmed in Bolton before and many residents were glad to see the show was returning to the town.