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Issue 72

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It delves into firework history: Barry Sturman continues his series of Artists in Fireworks with Joseph and George Southby; Chris Pearce provides a look at Standard at the end; Tony Brett Young brings the Brock’s firework factory at Cheam back from the past; Dr Johnson - 18th century vandal at a firework display

It covers unique events: Darryl Fleming describes his Hull City of Culture displays - and London Eye; Andy Hubble was at Omagari

If you use or trade in fireworks, it provides what you need to know: Amateurs may not be aware of a vital change in regulation - court case; Uncertain future with Brexit looming; Ron Lancaster asks where we are going; Pyrotechnic Articles Liaison Group outcome; BPA courses and information on the Institute of Explosives Engineers; Jesse Veverka was at the International Symposium on Fireworks

It gives you a wallow in fireworks’ past: Bob Barclay remembers his firework nights in England; Ian Craig recalls the end of Wells’ Fireworks at Dartford in a new series; Dick Smith makes the bonfire smoke again - with his poem

It remembers: 2 sadly departed stalwarts of the firework world: David Mussell and Malcolm Armstrong

It amuses and entertains you: Sturtz cartoons; Elaine Moore questions our memories of firework displays; Wilf Scott has another book for us - Chris Pearce examines it; John Lockwood looks at Mark Twain and fireworks; Fireworks in your coffee: there are in Japan! - Barry Sturman with the pictures; Maria Hingerty casts a zany look at ‘Crackers’ in her own inimitable style

It provides the unusual: How to teach firework display techniques - in Australia - Clive Featherby tells us how he does it; Claudine Taylor fought her way to firework fame - and records the events; John Halfpenny recalls the fire at Tutbury on its 25th anniversary; A Wells’ firework reappears after 62 years - in California (we have a picture)

It gives you illustrated nostalgia: Standard Fireworks illustrations - fireworks, adverts and posters; Brock’s firework factory - then and now; Victory fireworks from Hammond’s of Edinburgh - we have pictures; And of hitherto unseen Rainbow bangers

Also: Drones replace fireworks; New Directory information; New, Indian, machine to reduce firework accidents; Rome’s mayor thwarted in her attempt to ban fireworks; Isle of Man law makers fined for breaking their own firework regulations; Bathing in fireworks - ancient ritual in Putian City

Writing in this issue: Ron Lancaster, Elaine Moore, John Lockwood, John Bennett, John Halfpenny, Darryl Fleming, Chris Pearce, Jesse Veverka, Andy Hubble, Barry Sturman; Tony Brett Young; Clive Featherby; Claudine Taylor; Dick Smith; J D Cameron; Maria Hingerty; Dick Smith; Ian Craig

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