Top graphic on Fireworks page
Return to the homepage
News of the firework world
Contents of current issue of Fireworks - and buy it
Contents of back issues - and buy them
Buy fireworks
These companies will stage your display for you
List of firework displays and firework related events
Shop for fireworks and firework related items
History of fireworks and firework traditions
Swap your firework memorabilia
Links to other firework sites


Read here before ordering/subscribing

Image for Subscribe UK button

Subscribe from Europe

Subscribe outside Europe

Subscribe and read your electronic copies

Fireworks is published
in February and July.
Annual subscription
(two issues), by cheque,
is £10 (£14 Europe; £18 outside Europe)
Online - postage charge applies

Click to view our refund policy

Contact Fireworks by email

Fireworks, PO Box 40
Bexhill TN40 1GX


Subscribe by post using cheque


Click to subscribe outside UK - BANKER'S DRAFT ONLY

Back issues

Click to enlarge image

Issue 67

sponsored by Fantastic Fireworks

(UK only)
(Europe only)
(Outside Europe)

Fireworks is now available electronically - link from articles to websites; pay less subscription; use word search to find those elusive articles... Go to black panel on left - Subscribe ELECTRONIC and VIEW COPIES

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

Terms and Conditions