St David’s 2014 set up and display photos

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St David’s College PTA is a long-standing client and although their display and bonfire is private, it still draws a great crowd from the school and is arguably the biggest primary school display in the local fireworks calendar.   The … Continue reading

Better safe than sorry on Bonfire night

As bonfire night approaches, better to be safe than sorry.  Nobody wants to get hurt when they are out enjoying themselves, whether in their garden or elsewhere.    Fireworks can be beautiful but they are not without their own risks and understanding how they work can prevent accidents.

Nick has given a number of talks to school children about what to watch our for and this week spoke about firework safety to the 10th Penge & Beckenham Cubs.  He covered the Firework Code, sparkler safety and appropriate clothing – including showing them some of the gear we wear when firing.  Nick also showed them what sort of fireworks are used on displays so that if they ever see something elsewhere they know to tell an adult and not touch it themselves.

Everyone who took part received a certificate and according to the Cubs’ Leaders, “it was great to have someone with your expertise to instruct the children and make them realise how dangerous fireworks can be if not used correctly.”

Have a safe November.

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Ready for November fireworks?

If you want to see a great fireworks display over November then you can see us in action at three shows – Caterham Dene on Saturday 1 November, St David’s College on Sunday 2 November and Langley Park School for Girls on Saturday 8 November.

At Caterham, tickets cost £4 per person in advance, £5 on the gate and under 5s can attend free of charge.    This year’s Caterham Round Table display has a Halloween theme so be prepared for a fireworks ‘spooktacular’!  Gates open at 6pm and the display starts at 8pm.  The torch procession is at 6.30pm from Caterham on the Hill Library.  More details at www.caterhamfireworks.co.uk

At St David’s College, the gates open around 5.30pm with the first display starting around 6.10pm and the second fireworks display finishing around 7.15pm with a bonfire about 20 minutes after we have secured the site.  Tickets are limited.  For more information visit the St David’s College PTA website.

This year is the 20th anniversary Rotary Club of West Wickham and Langley Park School for Girls PSA display, so expect a little extra.  Gates open at 6pm and the display starts at 7pm. Please do not attempt to drive down Hawksbrook Lane. Ticket prices are adults £6, Children £3.50, Under 5s go free. Family tickets of £14 for two adults and two children available only in advance from participating local schools  More details at www.westwickhamfireworks.co.uk

Look forward to seeing you there!

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2014 Knights of Fire Fireworks Calendars!

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We so much liked the photos Chris Weedon took of one of our displays that we turned them into a 2014 calendar.  So, if you would like to mark 2014 in pyrotechnic style then drop us an email through the … Continue reading

Fantastic evening at West Wickham’s Langley Park School for Girls

After what can only be described as rubbish weather all morning and early afternoon we have a fantastic evening yesterday at West Wickham and Beckenham’s Langley Park School for Girls where we put our show for the Rotary Club of West Wickham and LPGS PSA.  The skies cleared, the crowd turnout was huge and the show ran smoothly.  We even managed to get the vehicles off the field this time without any bother.   Video to follow.

Cracking nights in Caterham and at St David’s over the weekend

We had two great nights over the weekend – 2 & 3 November.  First off was the display on behalf of the Caterham Round Table at Caterham Dene on Saturday evening.  Very positive post-show comments from spectators gathered round the bonfire.  On the Sunday we returned to St David’s College in West Wickham for their annual display which drew the usual great reception from the crowd.  Photos and videos to follow when we’ve had time to draw breath.  Many thanks to all the crew.

New cake boxes for the new season

Now, a cake box for you and a cake box for us are probably two different things.  Just made for the new season are the cake boxes below.  Instead of holding creamy or currant-filled delights, these boxes hold fireworks safely and securely in position and are very good for using on hard surfaces where staking is impractical or impossible.   Car parks for example.

These are homemade by Nick’s fair hands and we think they look fantastic.

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