Wedding Fair at Bickley Manor – 24 Feb 2013

It was lovely to see everyone at the wedding fair today at Bickley Manor in Bickley…. organised by Wedding Services UK.  Many thanks to Jo for making everything so easy.  Who knew that so many people thought fireworks at a wedding were a good thing?

We’ve fired at Bickley Manor before and had lots of fun doing so.   See this post for more information.   We also filmed an unusual piece of footage at Bickley – the view from the firer’s perspective.  So if you want to see what it looks like from ‘our side’ then click here.




Bromley Best Brides Wedding Exhibition on 3 February


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Thank you to everyone who came and had a chat at the Bromley Best Brides Wedding Exhibition on 3 February at the Bromley Civic Centre.    Don’t forget that for new private clients that book a display with us in 2013 we … Continue reading

The workings of fireworks…. an infographic shows you how

While perusing the internet inbetween Christmas and New Year we came across this great infographic that was produced for the Arizona Daily Star to mark the 4th July celebrations.   We thought that it was so good that we should share it with everyone else although some of the terminology is American and relates to their firework regulations.   Hope you all have a great 2013.


The Workings of Fireworks

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Remember, remember – fireworks documentary

We came across this documentary on the fireworks industry and were hugely impressed.   Filmaker Imogen Ogilvie has gone behind the scenes to explore the decline in firework manufacturing in the UK as well as taking us behind the scenes with two firework companies competing in the (appallingly wet) British Firework Championships held in Plymouth in the summer.   It is a great documentary and provides a window into a business which is very often opaque to the outside world or only ever gets reported when things go wrong.

It is well worth half an hour of your time and we can only guess at the huge amount of work that went into producing it.

Remember Remember from Imogen Ogilvie on Vimeo.

Two sides of St David’s College PTA display 2012

We do get asked what does the show look like from the perspective of the firer compared to that of the audience.   At this year’s St David’s College display we decided to let everyone find out.   Below is a combination of footage from the display filmed on the headcam of one of the firers and in the bottom right hand corner the view from the audience.   Although this is one probably for the more hardcore pyrotechnics fans – it is a bit dark throughout – we hope you enjoy it.


Fantastic firework photos from Chris Weedon

We were very fortunate to have photographer Chris Weedon at the Langley Park School for Girls display.   He has taken a fantastic set of photos and has very kindly allowed us to reproduce one here.  A much larger selection can be seen here.

Crack(l)ing night at Langley Park School for Girls

On Saturday 10 November we fired the annual Rotary Club of West Wickham and Langley Park School for Girls PSA display.  A landmark event in the local calendar for the past 18 years.   A crowd of around 2,500 turned out after a drizzly day which transformed into a cold evening to watch the show, raising valuable funds for the school and local charities.   Many thanks to everyone for their support and also to Sound Services for all their help.

The show has been written up in the local newspaper as well as getting some great comments on Twitter including:

“Amazing fireworks at Langley park school tonite loved it #beckenham

“Sparkle and glitter… tip top fireworks at Langley Park GS tonight #Beckenham

“Langleys fireworks were quality. Better and cheaper than Norman Park

We have put together a video of the display which you can see here or below:

And here are some photos from the display and the all-day set up beforehand.