Firework Champions 2015 – pulling it all together

You’ll have seen the various stories we’ve put up here and a vast number of photos and videos on our Facebook page and Twitter feed but we thought it would be great to pull it all together into one place.

We took part last Saturday in the Firework Champions event at Newby Hall. One of five similar events taking place across the midlands and north of England this summer. We were competing against two other companies – Illusion Fireworks and Flashpoint Fireworks. Illusion just squeaked it ahead of us by a handful of votes so we were very pleased with the result. A win would have been better but that’s life. Just wait until the next time…

We have some amazing photos and videos.

A full video of the display can be seen here

There were other videos shot, which you can see here (which includes some nice drone-filmed views of the display) and here.  And for the really keen, here is Nick’s pre-display interview and the promotional video for the Newby Hall 2015 competition. Enjoy!

We’ve also got some amazing photos which can be seen below and here thanks to Cris Matthews at Pyro Productions.

Thanks to everyone for all their support, particularly the guys and girls at Firework Crazy, The Fireworkers and Firework Empire for working with us, and to Pendragon Fireworks for the loan of some kit.  Particular thanks to Mike Knox at Evolved Pyrotechnics for letting us showcase his new firing system and to Mat Lawrence at MLE Pyrotechnics for organising the event. It was a great day out. The weather held out for us and all the displays were awesome.

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Great photos from November’s West Wickham fireworks display

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Photographer Chris Weedon returned to join us on Saturday 8 November at the 20th anniversary fireworks display at Langley Park School for Girls, organised by the Rotary Club of West Wickham and school’s PSA.   Chris has taken pictures of … Continue reading

Great photos from Caterham’s 2014’s Halloween ‘Spooktacular’

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As followers of this blog know, we put on a Halloween “spooktacular” for Caterham Round Table‘s 1 November display at Caterham Dene.  Photographer Jessica Door of J’Door Photography was there and she took some amazing photos of the display, which … Continue reading

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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