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Back issues

Issue 47

Issue 47

sponsored by Torribles Insurance Brokers

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Smell the smoke of childhood with Michael Baldwin; and hear the nostalgic tale of Bruce Morland as a lad

A history of Ronden Fireworks, with lovely pictures of the company’s shop range and manufacturing


Should there be exemptions for enthusiasts experimenting with fireworks? Gal-on Broner & Richard Harwood present the case


Fred Wade writes about the 8th International Symposium on Fireworks; Round up of information from the firework world

There’s a new Firework Insurance Scheme to lower the costs; and we cover developments in the Fireworks Regulations

Plenty of information from the trade and regulatory representatives: Chris Pearce from BPA, John Woodhead from BFA, and Chris Raymond (on MSER) from HSE, while Rob Marshall takes us through another Fireworks Act - from the Isle of Man;

Firework exhibitions reviewed; and 2 to go and see; a warning from the CAA; and grave concerns over news regulations

AMUSEMENT: Cartoons by Sturtz and from old magazines; ILLUSTRATIONS of old fireworks, dummies in colour and lovely display pictures from the best firework photographers; LETTERS; NEW PUBLICATIONS AND VIDEOS


Michael Baldwin looks at the fireworks for the Swiss National Day celebrations

Let’s go for a busman’s holiday in Spain with Christine Lundegaard

Andy Hubble is a media representative for fireworks - hear the stories he tells

John Price looks at the British Firework Championships

Visit Mercè, the Great Festival of Barcelona, with David Amabilino and see a page of his stunning colour pictures

Bracknell Fireworks have grown from a model shop; it’s an interesting story


Barry Sturman has a report from Down Under; Charles Weeth Stateside & Paul Tierney has been on the Internet for us

Consider modern developments in fireworks, & review the book, Gunpowder, with Ron Lancaster

WE COVER: Back garden fireworks resurgence; Firework accidents (few when comparisons are made); Brock in gangland; Fireworks legalised in South Africa; Liverpool display; Strange Brock’s boxes: what are they? Alton Towers displays to close?

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