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issue 80

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

It covers the important firework issues: The best rebuttal of the claims of anti-firework groups we have ever read - it’s supplied by a man who knows - Peter Stone; Major issues will affect retail this year; Henley Town Council displays its ignorance over fireworks; Seaside towns use fireworks to entice visitors

It delves into firework history: Chris Hutchison relives the Millennium fireworks; Chris Pearce investigates the world of firework competition from its earliest days - next issue we come up to date; The Bill Davis Story

It covers the firework world: Maria Barron describes the effects of Covid on the New Zealand firework trade; Pyrotex embrace a more hopeful season

If you use or trade in fireworks, it provides what you need to know: Andy Hubble covers UKCA and CE, and major changes at the British Firework Championships; Insurance Experts announces a new insurance scheme; Technical articles from Ettore Constestabile and Geoff Smith

It gives you a wallow in fireworks’ past: A great series continues, written by Graham Wilkinson; Ron Lancaster tells how it all began for him in Kimbolton; Mike Strophair begins the series - The Forest Fireworks Story; Barry Sturman continues the Brock’s Fireworks story - in Australia; When Brock’s and Pain’s ruled the world - in 18888

It amuses and entertains you: In Rocket Law, a stunt flyer sets off on a pyrotechnic rocket - with less than successful results; Harry Smee has another Brock’s story; Rude fireworks! Barry Sturman tells the story; Sturtz - we really laughed at this cartoon! Tony Cardell looks at firework king, Alexander Jelli - have you heard of him? And illustrates a patent for the men who dressed in fireworks

We remember: The last Wells’ Fireworks supremo, Alan Wells; And another great firework man, Tom Wenke

It provides the unusual: Firework statistics - from 1906! John Bennett looks at the firework work of enthusiast, Philip Pullman

It gives you illustrated nostalgia: We follow the complete story of one firework - The Standard Rising Sun (from live firework to label, including its performance; Peter Stone provides pictures of the collection of Bill Maslin (four pages of dummies from various makers, from Standard, Wilder’s, to Benwell and Pain’s); George Tones shows us unusual Rainbow fireworks

Contributing to this issue: Peter Stone; Graham Wilkinson; Maria Barron; Chris Hutchison; Chris Pearce; Andy Hubble; Ron Lancaster; John Bennett; Barry Sturman; Wayne Cross; Chris Sturtridge; Ettore Contestabile; Mike Strophair; John Lockwood; Bill Davis; Kurt Roemer; Phil Wells; Geoff Smith; Harry Smee

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