My youth - relived in old pyro... :D

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Pyro Ed, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. TONYB

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    you can always start up a collection and get those memories back again
     
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  2. skyrocket

    skyrocket Supports UKFR

    Too true Tony hopefully this year i can break my vintage pyro duck.
     
  3. Thats right, they are still around for us to evoke the wonderful memories, yes I do often think about all the ones we burnt off and destroyed on the bonfire and is worth a small fortune today.
     
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  4. TONYB

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  5. Pyro Ed

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    Strangely some of the pyro I wanted the most was the starseekers... Now I have two packs, but none are blue touch... its close enough for now.
     
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  7. Sandling Fireworks

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    Standard Airbomb mines were awsome!
     
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  8. I'm after the blue touch banshees and the blue touch whistling starseekers haven't seen any, they must be very rare as the blue touch whistling starseekers were from 1989/1990 and the blue touch banshees I only remember in 1990 when they were new on the market, I think they were the first ever whistling airbomb rockets to ever come out.
     
  9. I still have one!
     
  10. TONYB

    TONYB Supports UKFR

    are these starseekers
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  11. Yes mate, they are the ones with the blue touch.
     
  12. Pyro Ed

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  13. Man, this brings back some great memories. Awesome pics guys. Does anyone have any pics of the Standard Selection box and/or contents badged up as the "Diamond Pack"? I vividly remember this from my childhood, circa early 90s. Picture can be seen here: http://www.cyber-heritage.co.uk/industry/sta5.jpg.
     
  14. Wow, thanks Whizzbang. You're a gent. I can almost smell the blend of gunpowder, cardboard, wood and tape which came from opening a fresh one of these up, almost 25 years ago now. Where I used to live in Kent there the local newsagent would sell these as a 3 for 2 deal which I always thought was great. The most memorable items for me are definitely the Neapolitan and the roman candle 'bouquet' - I was always impressed by how these were put together and worked during firing. From memory all these were fairly impressive for what they were. I think most if not all of these were still UK made at the time? Great memories. I'm sure buried in there somewhere is the red safety wick which for us was never used and mostly overshadowed by using a blow torch :)
     
  15. Yes,all British made in those boxes, as much as like the latest fireworks they will never be the same as the British ones!,can't be hardly anything that Standard made that i didn't fire over the years,happy days!
     
  16. Pyro Ed

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  17. Catesbysrevenge

    Catesbysrevenge Supports UKFR

    This 34 yo remembers so much Astra and standard in those pics. Thank you