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THE MAGAZINE ABOUT FIREWORKS FOR OVER 30 YEARS

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Back issues

Issue 18

Issue 18

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  • TRADE NEWS OF FIREWORKS FOR 1990 - from Astra, Bracknell, Brock's, Crackerjack, Cultural Partnerships, Dragonfire, Essex, External Combustion, Fantastic, Festival, Firework Co., Firework Display Artists, Flashpoint, Fox, Kimbolton, Le Maitre, Midland, Nationwide, Octavius Hunt, Pain's, Sandling, Skyfires, Skylight, Standard, Sweeteries & Smokeries, Theatre of Fire, Theatrical Pyrotechnics & Warley
  • A CHAT WITH SADIE PARSONS, PYROTECHNIST - Barry Sturman interviews the grand old lady of Phoenix Fireworks
  • CLOCKWORK ORANGE - The heartening story of how the public of Orange, California hit back at repressive legislators
  • ASTRA FIREWORKS - Unbowed despite the problems - Terry Morgan explains the situation
  • DIARY of over 50 events to see this year
  • PRESS FOR ACTION - a light hearted look at the 1989 anti-firework campaign
  • JESSOP'S FIREWORKS - Evocatively remembered by Phyllis Taylor, the grand daughter of the company's founder DIRECTORY - The largest ever, listing 43 companies
  • BROCK'S FIREWORKS AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE - Patrick Beaver remembers his youth
  • NEW AMERICAN STANDARD FOR SHOP GOODS - Jack Drewes describes it and John Bennett compares it with our own
  • SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW - The Kimbolton show was witnessed by Peter Stone who also illustrates the article
  • WIN £60 WORTH OF ASTRA FIREWORKS AND A DAY BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE DRAGONFIRE
  • ALTON TOWERS FIREWORK SPECTACULAR

    ALSO:

    PUBLICATIONS RAMBLE through books, periodicals and newspapers; PICTURES of fireworks being made at Phoenix Fireworks in the 30s, Hamley's window display, and Shrewsbury Flower Show; GUY FAWKES - editorial; BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS -14 new items; LETTERS; ROUND UP; ILLUSTRATIONS of early, little known advert from Standard, cartoons from Guy Fawkes past etc.

    WITH:

    30 years of decline in the firework industry - who have we lost?; Standard & Brock's Bengal matches - made in Bristol; Sam Yick Fireworks was not founded by Sam Yick!; An easy way to obtain U.S. firework publications - by paying in sterling; New guide to firecracker labels; Guide to fire precautions includes fireworks; Rolling Stones - fireworks in America; Maltese football - enjoyed with fireworks; John Woodhead on healthy sales figures for Standard; Joanna Hitt - on 1989; Ron Lancaster on lift charges; Vulcan and Fantastic at Cafex; Jon Culverhouse - working for Chesterton; Zambelli - lighting up the state fairs; Re-loadable garden items to bow out in U.S.; Ron Lancaster celebrates 25 years of Kimbolton; Guildford and Godalming Bonfire Boys - and the Guy Riots; The firework factory restaurant - in Disney World; The beer bottle shell - the Northern Lighers were responsible; Standard - helping retailers with Mode B storage; Changes at the Institute of Explosives Engineers; News for drivers of firework-carrying vehicles; Pain's training courses; Firework accidents down again - with some heartening statistics; Pain's at Mitcham; A European standard for fireworks; Pyromania beat the big boys; Lou Nadin looks at non-firework hazards and wonders why we worry; Barry Sturman on Pains-Wessex and Pain's

 

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