Everyone Remembers Their First

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Firework Art, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. TONYB

    TONYB Supports UKFR

    i remember my first memories of fireworks was some handheld fountains probably from an astra/brocks selection box.... then i soon progressed onto bangers etc ....where i used to give my dads cigarettes away to the teenagers in exchange for them to go into a chosen shop and buy my bangers jumping jacks for me as i was to young .......you had to be twelve or thirteen back then i cant remember exact age......my favourite selection box was a small brocks box containing a jumping jack and a flyer which was later replaced by a little whistle missile..... then progressed onto the standard pick and mix batteries /airbombs repeaters /larger rockets (chain of stars) then a few years later i found i could buy shells from the right shops
     
  2. ianw

    ianw Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    French bangers brought back on an airplane
     
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  3. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

    Finishing a small garden selection box display with a standard air bomb battery, in the largest size I could afford:love:
    Would love to own one of them now
     
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  4. TONYB

    TONYB Supports UKFR

    was that the red one with the yellow label
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

    That’s the fella, three tubes attached to a small wooden spike, white quick match linking the tubes:)
     
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  6. scoops

    scoops Pro Firer/Crew

    Can't remember my first firing but rember my first dismantling of a rocket when I was about 7 and then managing to light the motor with my dad's lighter:eek::dog:
     
  7. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

    Indoors???????:rolleyes:
     
  8. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

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  9. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    also came in size 9 and size 15
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  10. fozzboy

    fozzboy Supports UKFR

  11. My first stand out firework that I went a bit crazy about seeing in a selection box or a blister pack (which was a birthday gift one year to my amazement) was Standard’s Super Aero Bang! I bloody loved these and thought, woweee!!!! I was infatuated with fireworks from then on and probably always will be for the rest of my life!

    Does anyone know which selection boxes they came in?? Has anyone got any for sale even!?

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  12. scoops

    scoops Pro Firer/Crew

    No, mum sent me out to the kerb side to play:D
     
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  13. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

  14. TONYB

    TONYB Supports UKFR

    im pretty sure kev would have sold these already a few years back ...they get snapped up quickly when available
     
  15. that's what ive heard !
     
  16. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    I agree Steve..knowing Kev I'm sure he would have sold them on using his tried and tested method of fair distribution to everyone.....
     
  17. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    you're only 5 yrs too late, they were all in a clearance I did back in Sept 2013........... but I do have quite a good database of items.........
     
  18. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    Until such time as I win the lottery I will be unable to keep everything I find, much as I would love to...........
     
  19. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    Don't have any at the moment but if I find anymore I will let you know......... there will be some out there somewhere just waiting to be discovered.......
     
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