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Back issues

Issue 22

Issue 22

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  • UPDATE ON SANDLING Graham Lundegaard reminds us of the problems of running a modern firework company
  • CHASING THE RAINBOW A ten paged article on the formation of Rainbow Fireworks, on its range, on the benzoate affair - and the people who worked at Finchampstead. Illustrations include: workers making rockets; workers returning to the site 22 years after closure; the remains of the factory - and the fireworks that were made there. By John Bennett
  • GOLDEN VIEWS OF SMOKY NOVEMBERS From Australia, Anne King recalls the Guy Fawkes' Nights of her youth
  • DIRECTORY The largest ever - containing forty eight companies
  • TRADE NEWS Seven pages of new fireworks and services from twenty eight companies
  • FIREWORKS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE Ron Lancaster on the second edition
  • AMERICAN 4th OF JULY NOSTALGIA Review of Warren Klofkorn's book
  • SAFE HANDLING OF FIREWORKS An extensive H.S.E. book - and it's free of charge


    GUY FAWKES Editorial; DIARY - Details of eighty five displays and events; PUBLICATIONS RAMBLE through recent periodicals and books; PHOTOGRAPHS of Guy's last range - the fireworks that were never sold; Gloucester Carnival display; Rainbow (see above); PICTURES Pain's advert from 1935; Cartoon; ROUND UP of news, information, and a Pyro smile; BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS; LETTERS;


    Standard Fireworks' new regime; Firework companies and planning law; Big drop in accidents; New style accident statistics; Tom Archer's bigger wheel; Ron Lancaster in Timpson's Eccentrics; Company representation at trade fairs; New U.S. classes; Stability of multishots and cakes; Fireworks Business - 100 up; Design of blast resistant structures; Retail storage; Badgers Heath Bonfire Society.. er who?; The end of the Fireworld; New regulations; Firework competition planned; Pain's Eastern delight; Astra Holdings in receivership; Viewdata display list; Training course; Changes at Pyro fax; New lapel badges; Storm matches to the rescue!; Ron Lancaster - more on the Kimbolton range; Why you don't see the fireworks you used to see; Valencia er... again; Fireworks in Australia.


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