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.”
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
Knights of Fire are one of more than 20 local clubs, societies and organisations lined up to take part in the first ever WOT’S ON IN WEST WICKHAM taking place from 9.30am to 1.00pm on Saturday 5 April 2014 at St Francis Church Hall, Ravenswood Avenue, West Wickham. The exhibition, organised by the West Wickham Rotary Club, is designed to showcase and increase membership of the wide range of different activities available in the area, ranging from theatre performers to sports clubs to arts and crafts. The morning will also include demonstrations from some of the groups. Refreshments will also be available.
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 →
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.
West Wickham’s St David’s College PTA has appointed the Knights of Fire to handle their 2013 fireworks display on Sunday 3 November. The annual fireworks display is a very long-standing tradition of the school and it is where the Knights started their fireworks careers. It is probably the largest private display in the area and we are delighted to be doing it this year.
For full details see the display’s website – www.westwickhamfireworks.co.uk
Gates open at 6pm with fireworks at approximately 7pm. Adult tickets £6, Children (aged 16 or under) £3.50 (under 5s free). Family advance tickets from Langley Park School for Girls, other supporting schools and Matthews Jewellers 22 – 24 High Street, West Wickham. On the gate tickets from 6pm on the day.
Hot food, drinks mulled wine and glow sticks available to purchase.
No parking is available on the school premises but there is plenty in surrounding roads. Please park considerately.
We had some fantastic feedback on last year’s show including some comments on Twitter:
“Amazing fireworks at Langley park school tonite loved it”
“Sparkle and glitter… tip top fireworks at Langley Park GS tonight”