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THE MAGAZINE ABOUT FIREWORKS FOR OVER 36 YEARS

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Issue 67

sponsored by Fantastic Fireworks

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It gives you a wallow in fireworks’ past:
The story of Bernard Wells, by Alan Wells - taking the story from the pre-war Wells’ history, through the war and to the move to Dartford; John Woodhead responds on the remarkable story of the Standard Pyro Pack - he was there; We conclude the Mortrams Story - involving feuds, imprisonment, fires, explosions and unprecedented success in the world of pyrotechny - told by John Bennett; Ron Lancaster remembers Kimbolton’s early days; Barry Sturman describes the history of pyrotechnic snakes

It covers unique events:
Pyrotex - their remarkable win in Monaco - Charlie Heeley-Cregan tells the story in her chirpy style; Darryl Fleming describes the Opening Ceremony Commonwealth Games - and Forth Road Bridge 50th Anniversary - displays; Peter Martin provides a firework man’s account of the tablequx and effigies at Lewes

If you use or trade in fireworks, it provides what you need to know:
Anett Polyak writes what firework traders need to know about European law; Martin Guest brings us up to date on the latest regulatory movement; Ramifications of the M5 Crash; Details of the Explosives Regulations 2014; More on CE marking

It amuses and entertains you:
John Lockwood tells the fascinating story of the proposed use of flashpowder on the moon! - in 1919; Mary Poppins was a pyrotechnophile! - Damien Liu-Brennan tells the tale; Matthew Tosh has some words of wisdom on risk assessment! Michelle Fox-Rousell has been using eBay - and records the auctions on fireworks; Jon Culverhouse celebrates Fantastic Fireworks’ 30th anniversary; Elaine Moore describes the firework scene; Renowned poet, Dave Ward, provides another firework poem - exclusive to Fireworks; Cartoons by Sturtz and Wilf Scott

It supplies firework news:
Anthony Lealand records some worrying incidents in New Zealand; Bill Davis describes his judging year

It provides you with colourful firework photographs:
Paul Brock’s wonderful pictures of Southport; Pain’s fireworks from the past

It keeps you up to date:
New publications; Developments in regulations; Andy Hubble relates the latest news

and... We record the passing of Malcolm Armstrong; Country File, turkeys and fireworks; Charge for New Year’s Eve fireworks; Two tragic accidents are considered; Changes to ‘Plymouth’; The Mount Holly Fireworks Co. recalled; Fireworks and Canada geese; Two new firework world records; Mortars offered - free of charge; Colourful towing vehicles

Writing in this issue: Anthony Lealand, Matthew Tosh, Darryl Fleming, Andy Hubble, Ron Lancaster, Martin Guest, Barry Sturman, Elaine Moore, John Woodhead, Alan Wells, Michelle Fox-Rousell, Jon Culverhouse, Charlie Heeley-Cregan, Anette Polyak, Bill Davis, John Lockwood, Damien Liu-Brennan, Dave Ward, Peter Martin and John Bennett; Cartoons by Sturtz and Wilf Scott; Photography by Paul Brocklehurst


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