Great photos from the Langley display!

Here we are – some of the photos from our display on Saturday 7 November 2015 at Langley Park School for Girls for the school’s PSA and Rotary Club of West Wickham and Langley Park School for Girls.  What looked like a record crowd attended – around 4,000 people – making it one of the best displays in the area.   One spectator described it as one of the best displays he has ever seen while another called it “fantastic!”.  We even had dancing to Madonna!_DSC5419 _DSC5422 _DSC5467 _DSC5476 _DSC5477 _DSC5488 _DSC5504 _DSC5506 _DSC5524 _DSC5533 _DSC5552 _DSC5554 _DSC5558 _DSC5562 _DSC5571

 

St David’s great success – more this week!

Yesterday’s display at St David’s went hugely well – great comments from the audience, one of the best we have ever done there in a relationship with the school that stretches back the last 50 years including 40 years helping with or organising their annual fireworks display.

Some of the set up shots below with more to come once we’ve finished editing the videos!

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Two weeks to our first November show! St David’s College on 1 November 2015

So… just gearing up for the November season.   Our first show is out at St David’s College in West Wickham on Sunday 1 November.    This is a long-standing private display for the school’s PTA and one with special significance for us as the Knights of Fire team are either are Old Davidians or have had children at the school.

In different ways we have had a link to the school for the last 50 years and 40 years helping with or organising their annual fireworks display.  

The evening features two firework displays set to music, enjoy the barbecue and warm yourself up with some mulled wine.
Gates open at 5.30pm with the first fireworks display at 6.30pm.   Then there is a short break (while you refuel on food and drinks) followed by the second display.   Bonfire is lit around around 7:45pm.
Entrance on the night £5.50 per child and £7.00 per adult.   There are limited tickets available.

Cat 3 fireworks training day 2015

Last weekend we put on our Category 3 fireworks training day for the fireworks team at Hazelwood School.   The school has its own display and we were delighted to help out with the training for the new team.

The day comprised a classroom session covering types of fireworks, fireworks and hazard type classifications, Net Explosive Content, fireworks storage, display site planning, notifications, types of fuses, display design, risk assessments, fireworks prep, display site set up, personal protective equipment and firing equipment, de-rigging, and clear up.   Then the team were let loose on a decent lot of material and they then designed, prepped and fired a five minute show.   Chris ran the classroom work while Nick rigged up some examples of good and bad practice and did some practical demonstrations.

Good luck to the guys for the November display.  We might turn up and watch 🙂

Photos below!

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Priory Live 2015 – the videos!

As promised, here is the write-up of our adventures at this year’s Priory Live.  Was a great day, the weather held out and the vibe was superb.   Our thanks to the sponsors and organisers: Big Motoring World Group, Orpington 1st, and Talking Box Events.

We have a great piece of video of the closing display immediately below, including music by Suburban Star, footage from the crowd as well as aerial shots courtesy of Stephen Sangster.  If you are planning your festival or event for 2016 then talk to us about how we can add a great fireworks finale!

Stephen has produced his own video of the day, which you can see below: