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Back issues - 55

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Issue 55

sponsored by Selstar Fireworks

(UK only)
(Outside Europe)

It contains fascinating features:
A profile of Ron Lancaster and account of his fascinating career; Christmas crackers - a pyrotechnic history; An account of the major firework competitions; Lighting Up Dover with fireworks

If you use fireworks, it provides what you need to know:
Rocket re-classification; Is it worth entering competitions? What European regulators are coming up with; The EC Directive which provides the new standard for fireworks in Europe

It gives you a wallow in fireworks’ past:
A firework fiend growing up in Scotland in the fifties; Another look at bangers of the past; How we miss those Guy Fawkes past; More on Madame Hengler; Pictures of workers and fireworks from Brock’s and Crane’s; Wilder’s advert

It amuses and entertains you:
Cartoons from Sturtz, Nitro and Cyril Stafford, plus a firework cartoon from 1937; The Guy Fawkes’ display that didn’t go down well in Paris

It provides you with practical information:
Aircraft and fireworks - safety measures introduced; How you can visit an old gunpowder works - free; What the regulators at HSE are doing

It supplies firework news from around the world:
A new series on fireworks in New Zealand; World record rocket shoot stopped by the pen pushers; Pyro 2000 win in Canada; Bonfire events to be protected by international law? Revival of the Waizai firework industry in China; A new source of fireworks in China for importers

It provides you with colourful firework photographs:
Miniature firework dummies for dolls’ houses; Pages and pages of colour pictures of fireworks of the past; Colour firework display photography by Paul Brocklehurst and others

It remembers major firework figures:
Sadly we have lost two of fireworks’ most eminent men - Barry Hunt and Tony Farrugia. We look at their lives in fireworks

Writing in issue 55: Ron Lancaster; Mark Fleming; John Woodhead; John Bennett; Andy Hubble; Martin Guest; Barry Sturman; Mike Thomson; Chris Pearce; Paul Rushton; Diane Thomas; Colleen Venter; Michael Glover; Anthony Lealand; Bill Davis; Mike Roberts; Victor Wu

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