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Back issues

Issue 53

Issue 53

sponsored by Forest Fireworks

(UK only)
(Outside Europe)

Keeping you up to date with the latest developments:

The insiders’ reports on regulation and legislation; World record attempts; Thwarting the anti firework brigade; Rising costs of Chinese fireworks; New trends in display practice; Inside information from all the significant British trade bodies - the BPA, the BFA, TESA, EIG - plus the HSE, and Ron Lancaster’s column; Detailed looks at Jubilee and Walk the Plank; Latest format of the British Firework Championships from its organisers; Detail of Britain’s latest firework triumph - at Montreal; World news - from Holland, China and elsewhere

Amusing and entertaining you:

Wilf Scott’s varied and entertaining life in fireworks; The man who has become known as ‘the firework judge‘ - his year’s work; Sturtz’s fabulous cartoons - and cartoons from Wilf Scott

Providing you with practical information:

Mortar rack and mortar testing; The new DVD releases, books and magazines; New firework models; Safety information; Winners of the current UK Firework Awards - what’s the best?

Giving you a wallow in fireworks’ past:

Brock’s Illumination Lamps; Chasing the Lightning Chaser rockets; Glorious colour pictures of old Pain’s, and Wizard fireworks - page after page of coloured nostalgia showing those fireworks you never thought you’d see again; An account of the first Guy Fawkes’ Night after the War - from the granddaughter of the founder of Jessop’s Fireworks; New Wallop fireworks discovered; Rockets on The Titanic

Asking you to query the modern conceptions:

Are modern Chinese fireworks really as good as the old British equivalents?

Indulging you with technical nostalgia:

The History of The Sparkler. Did you know...?

Providing you with fascinating features:

A lively account of Guy Fawkes’ Night in New Zealand; Senko Hanabi in Japan

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