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issue 78

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Why you can’t afford to be without the latest issue of Fireworks:

It covers the important firework issues: How COVID has affected the firework industry; We must be aware of illogical attempts to reduce noise in fireworks; Whetting the appetite for the return of firework displays; The Scottish Consultation; Andy Hubble, Ron Lancaster, Chris Hutchison, Clifford Stonestreet provide their regular thought provoking columns

It delves into firework history: Sultan boxes and fireworks; M Atkins Fireworks; Bob Barclay provides more detail of The Grand Conceit Firework Display - and Ettore Contestabile reviews Bob’s book on the subject; Ron Lancaster reviews Harry Smee’s book on Frank Brock; John Lockwood provides fascinating information about the Congreve Rocket; John Bennett looks at the history of the Bridgwater Carnival and its squibs

It covers the firework world: Steamboat Fireworks fire a world record shell - Charles Weeth describes the event

If you use or trade in fireworks, it provides what you need to know: BPA Firers and Senior Firers training courses set up; News on REACH; The ‘green’ firework programme in India; Chinese factories go over to robots; TV and fireworks; Mortars available; Ron Lancaster provides an exhaustive account of what makes fireworks fire; Matthew Tosh thinks COVID is an opportunity to set our house in order; Mat Lawrence on socially distanced fireworks

We remember those who will be sadly missed: Tributes to Andrew Smiley, Ian Craig, Chris Allen, Derek Rumens and Malcolm Bishop; Sadie Scott provides happy reflections on her famous father, Wilf
It gives you a wallow in fireworks’ past: Brock’s Amazing Fireworks - Chris Pearce remembers the fireworks and the strategy; Richard Graves, writing in 1773, describes an amusing firework event

It amuses and entertains you: Now there are rudely named fireworks; Simon Harding goes on a journey of self discovery; Sturtz cartoons; Cartoons from the Wilhelm Widenmann collection; The fireworks at The Cummings’ - Grossmith

It provides the unusual: Michelle Fox-Rousell on re-creating the fireworks of the past; And Richard Le Saux tells how to preserve our important firework collections; Jon West records his lectures to the Cubs - and how to convey safety issues to the young

It gives you illustrated nostalgia: Brock’s Amazing Fireworks; Sultan fireworks; Jumping crackers; old Wells’ labels; Astra advert; Standard poster and cartoon

Contributing to this issue: Clifford Stonestreet; Chris Hutchison; Chris Pearce; Adrienne Smiley; Martin Wyard; Rupert Gibson; Bryan Hall; Charles Weeth; Andy Hubble; Ron Lancaster; Michelle Fox-Rousell; John Bennett; Barry Sturman; Jon West; John Woodhead; Chris Sturtridge; Richard Le Saux; Bob Barclay; Ettore Contestabile; Mark Copland; Roger Bricknell; Adam Hillary; Ed Lewis; Darryl Fleming; Matthew Tosh; Simon Harding; John Lockwood; Mat Lawrence; Sadie Scott; Richard Graves

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