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THE MAGAZINE ABOUT FIREWORKS FOR OVER 30 YEARS

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Issue 48

Issue 48

sponsored by Shell Shock Fireworks

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HISTORY AND NOSTALGIA

News of a wonderful new book of firework memorabilia in glorious colour - Fireworks readers’ discount available

Feature on Wells’ Fireworks comprising two articles - Echoes Across the Dartford Marshes - a history, plus a profile of the last member of the Wells’ family to make Wells’ fireworks at the Dartford factory. Plus nostalgic and colour pictures

Interview with Norman Shine, aged 93. He set up Astra Fireworks and talks to Fireworks

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Information on all the major British and international firework events

New Firework Industry Website, Firework Industry Register, goes live

LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS

Chris Raymond summary of MSER

Good news of co-operation between trade, enthusiasts and enforcers to increase firework safety (Chris Case has the story)

CARTOONS by Sturtz; ILLUSTRATIONS of old fireworks, dummies in colour and display pictures from the best firework photographers; LETTERS; BOOK REVIEWS of Zambelli and Pyrotechnic Chemistry; NEW DVDs

FEATURES

British Firework Championships 2004 Report

Rainer Davis reports from Japan

REGULARS:

Barry Sturman’s report from Down Under; Paul Tierney’s celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Gunpowder Plot

Ron Lancaster’s look at the firework scene; John Woodhead’s news from the BFA; Chris Raymond’s HSE report; News from the BPA covered by Chris Pearce; Chris Squyres from California; Directory of 107 firework companies

WE COVER: British Musical Firework Championships Seminar - Chris Hutchison; Shell Shock’s 20th birthday; Rockets to leave our shelves? Worst Jobs in History (Channel 4) - Fireworks? Air Raid closes its doors; £500 licence fee criticism; Bill Tynan bows out - Mark Lancaster is now our man in Parliament; Official news that bans don’t work and fireworks are no more dangerous than other consumer items; The remarkable rocketeer, John D Stewart, has died; Helicopters and fireworks; Stanford Hall Firework Champions

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