It’s that time again!!

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Richard Lane, Nov 4, 2021.

  1. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    Well here we are again ..and I bring you my annual photo montage celebration of the big night…gleaned from my collection gathered o er many many years ..enjoy!!… 610805F5-C7C0-44E5-A3E0-D649CA0AD980.jpeg F53624C9-EDC2-41EE-98BA-9CDCF21BC2BB.jpeg 5D77F51A-A4F7-426E-9AAE-0692E8C77CF0.jpeg 5D39F2DC-C151-4595-ADE4-901E73F6A92A.jpeg DAF5FD45-1A77-4E19-9D1C-77C7EA3B129E.jpeg A8DFEA35-1F07-4357-9141-6D000E8780F1.jpeg DF8D8173-0DCC-45D3-B77B-B27D7213D662.jpeg 92F2EBDC-DB82-4441-95F4-63DBA0ABC043.jpeg 4478B0F2-3FD6-4FE5-8435-5F45EAED7B0C.jpeg 5A616645-EAAF-4D8F-AF28-FCDF195E3271.jpeg B08E6087-2298-4E97-9A41-9D4DA84B7A01.jpeg BB7997C7-1720-43DC-A291-14E3552D6685.jpeg B13183D1-00F3-463D-8B3B-29E91657EADD.jpeg 705BEE87-B6AF-4C13-89D7-A07348E414B2.jpeg 929FB6AF-F503-44FE-A95C-48A8EDF4D740.jpeg 9723F349-15AA-400E-9698-EF2E3BD27D8E.jpeg 26BC3210-1D4B-4AED-9637-6D260771317B.jpeg 72DFEC46-9A34-4781-B3C0-6D785C2BC81D.jpeg D68AA4DE-95B0-4C45-ABEA-E0D7F09D471F.jpeg A13E7C65-0311-4792-A3F0-6B72275C20B1.jpeg 245B3B98-DFCF-4AC5-B5AB-6F96546321D8.jpeg 28869F10-9D2F-4F48-A07E-67FE8787FB72.jpeg 0AD3B141-95C4-43D9-81C6-99FDFD2334CC.jpeg 77CA6DA8-AA27-4B8A-A0EB-10A9336BDEF5.jpeg 739A3CA7-EC11-43CF-9C45-416AA6986452.jpeg 494F6E89-925C-48E4-AF9F-0AC4B51BF2C6.jpeg 5487AC64-C827-4097-B7B3-D0D147A56051.jpeg 2C001988-D9F2-4D18-B462-ECC9AD6FDC83.jpeg 23385545-E8BB-4118-A3BA-DB57CEFE2027.jpeg 0880B450-9DF2-4BA4-B81D-67A2782408BB.jpeg D8EDE2BD-CDBD-4205-9029-1F02FADA224F.jpeg B18CBC9B-3E40-4AB1-8E3C-CA8728FA0104.jpeg 7AC2DEB5-9F5B-470F-85DD-D08C3D1F35A3.jpeg 7124A94E-240C-411F-8028-84A0E1EB45B9.jpeg 9BE4D349-41E2-4E3C-8662-1C718EB0E16A.jpeg 56FDF749-0DA5-40A3-9863-FE3E186514E9.jpeg 0B0F52E8-B750-4393-A84D-5B344A29DA75.jpeg BEF6BF06-237F-43F1-8A10-D68E57352668.jpeg 0224AA36-2411-40D3-AF63-FC4C258733C9.jpeg 663CDAD5-013E-45EA-8D1E-856C894A6CB8.jpeg 778095EB-8007-466A-95A6-52E8179A0FB2.jpeg A47B6D3E-FF7E-40B1-9B63-4343BF34F897.jpeg E9DEB12F-D109-401A-9101-FA2AE4AC41FB.jpeg 289A69E6-45A3-41E9-BA9B-A72B964BC7EB.jpeg 63608E85-CFE3-4FC8-98C8-FC26D852038E.jpeg FBD214F1-62BC-476F-8725-6E1C66322CCC.jpeg 3829C1E1-B239-4513-A4A3-A79D33EDD84C.jpeg 22C4DE7A-24BF-4594-84E6-A26BE5BFDB7E.jpeg 3569514B-30E5-4920-BD8A-D823F08D1EE6.jpeg F58EBBD2-0488-4ADD-833F-E02D8B0D13AF.jpeg 97D87632-5CF9-459A-B579-36036C07ACFF.jpeg 4F9B1AE9-EEF8-4534-9D80-1202B21C291A.jpeg F0F2A3D3-A09A-4121-8DBE-DE2D46EA92AD.jpeg E03CC106-4973-4108-B1F2-EDF76E0526C8.jpeg A695BFBC-FC22-46DF-863A-DA5DD64398B7.jpeg 4776868A-39B3-409B-9CAE-9363985809BD.jpeg 1D067195-A935-4F66-A0F8-F78235E3C778.jpeg BBD46FC3-6C98-4019-B455-3E7568806704.jpeg CA6A8244-2AA1-45DE-993C-CD70B4EA0A61.jpeg 75906AF3-685B-4E5B-BF7B-1C2630453729.jpeg 5F40E289-01BD-4A80-B213-487709F26369.jpeg B49A3E4C-24D7-438C-8FA1-158ECC4F06F9.jpeg 03387350-1FBA-4385-ACAC-130749DF9F40.jpeg EDB01139-8928-4C7D-86A6-B9F413B0183D.jpeg 1C144167-1AD3-49BC-B97A-B4ABDCC180A7.jpeg 4557485B-3449-461D-8A90-1F06F28472F1.jpeg 6F0E94AC-EA90-4B56-9DCB-40C2BA626F69.jpeg 6FBACA80-4F02-427C-AAF2-7A47C0AFD108.jpeg A88A678F-EE20-47F7-8656-30BED52B4E0D.jpeg 5FDD98D4-8F4C-4CC8-A5FB-24349DB5F7AC.jpeg 22858999-06F2-4DF6-B7F3-3FBD21D9FDC8.jpeg 06C36F44-D650-4EFB-9D13-FF62A5A42D94.jpeg 82D312F6-9E01-47BD-B342-13527D039A1C.jpeg 6F6362E1-E684-424D-9B86-5EFA7548042D.jpeg 148D0D4D-CBF5-44D7-8ACD-62C57E80FCD7.jpeg 9BD6310F-C273-44D1-9790-7C054AB38956.jpeg 74BA27A5-46E1-4D0B-AA8B-2C3A2E3590B3.jpeg EDA88DA9-FE8A-4CEF-9CE5-2DD36FC583FA.jpeg F8AC1AE2-1489-4267-8BAB-D79B0B409CFE.jpeg A4A1A032-8FC3-49FF-9B51-BC782CEE5C71.jpeg 44C9BF0D-10CC-4C51-B602-A632495C3ACC.jpeg AF065E17-8E69-413D-BAE0-8E7DD7F65F63.jpeg DDC5CD56-C764-434C-8B1D-F4117CCBC020.jpeg 6D332C8F-97A2-49DC-AE72-F8E1F5D3F7FF.jpeg 98B3E70F-D388-4F90-9FBC-E4ACB84827FF.jpeg 2C565648-EBFF-465B-8E66-105B99F85D4B.jpeg D0127EAD-7057-4ECB-8F69-42F3FB72B87C.jpeg 3D8D4F90-DD2A-4833-B953-5B01A58E83FF.jpeg 56835931-8E2D-4EF8-9C5A-0C1089C091B6.jpeg AC89F067-6C12-4CF2-920C-6FA20417950F.jpeg 4574CD28-9A09-47F5-8314-93B78BAF0482.jpeg 6DC465E2-5C8A-470E-A332-FC18C2056691.jpeg 0A59A209-7F7F-478B-94C8-4E01A9FC2C2A.jpeg 15A78322-5412-4494-80E5-EA9916B3A9DB.jpeg
     
  2. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    Excellent stuff. There's two of my photos in there including a stuck wheel at a demo night :D
     
  3. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    The infamous “wonky nail” no doubt!o_O:rolleyes:
     
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  4. Thanks for posting Richard. Wishing everyone back home a great Fifth of November.
     
  5. Ensure that the wheel will spin freely. To quote Standard....
     
  6. Ray loves cakes

    Ray loves cakes Supports UKFR

    Greats pics thanks for posting.

    My obviously corrupt mind did read one slightly incorrectly at first as “Play safe with Wes sex fireworks”:toldoff:
     
  7. jww

    jww Supports UKFR

    Phew, 4th Nov already - does not seem like five minutes since... Thanks Richard, that's a really excellent effort - something for everyone and big infusion of nostalgia !!!

    I was just pondering - the last very few years - wth Haloween being target by US led revenue generation - there has been less and less and less "coverage" of bonfire night in the media.

    I think the radio *might* mention it when giving the weather forecast, but apart from that - nothing. Less than nothing. Supermarket leaflet, a Standard Shop advert on social media - that's about it.

    Tell you what, so so glad I lived thru' the ( ok a ) golden era of pyro - it was golden enough for me anyway.

    When I think of my little collection Size 20 rockets, Std Mines, Astra bits and pieces, Kimbolton material, a few weird and wonderful bits from China plus the Std 20 box, the single items, 3 shot air bomb, Brocks 3 motor triangle wheel, some 50's shop goods, jumping jack, (rip rap), hand helds and other - glad that bit has been preserved as a reminder of such happy bonfire nights of past days - wow - what a privilege, what a delight :)

    JW.
    P.S. my very ancient mum was mentioning pyro when I visited last night - she still lives ( with dad ) in the house she was born in - so I may well nip down and do a couple fountains - same place she's watched them for 80+ years...cool...why not !
     
  8. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    Just fired part one of our fireworks for this evening, the grandkids just didn't want to wait any longer. Firing a pile of old Kimbolton, Fireworks Factory and assorted other pieces that I've picked up over the years that nobody seems to collect. No misfires so far.
     
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  9. Firework Art

    Firework Art Supports UKFR

    Lovely images, Richard. Thanks for posting these. The monochrome photos of long distant Bonfire Nights are a complete joy, especially the photo of the boys clambering over the bonfire - do you know where this was taken?

    (and it's nice to see my Firework Art cover has made it into the images! Part of pyro history!!)
     
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  10. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    Mark…of course Firework Art’s cover was included…epitome of childhood and fireworks imagery!..lovely!
    The age of the Band W photos I guess were snapped sometime in the 50’s …maybe late 40’s…..I like the Lowryesq images in partic as well…R
     
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  11. BarnOwl

    BarnOwl Supports UKFR

    Thanks Richard. What a perfect way to usher in Bonfire night. Just brought all those memories rushing back of being that excited kid in the 70's + 80's when my Dad came home with a box or two of fireworks and some rockets...
    Magical times...
     
  12. wonderful montage Richard such happy memories of those wonderful November 5th days...thank you
     
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  13. Firefiend

    Firefiend Supports UKFR

    Wonderful memories! Thank you.
     
  14. Where we used to live there was a wooded area called the beck ,that ran down the back of houses , people used to have fires all the way down , we would visit each fire back in the day and set a few fireworks off at each one .There used to be a great community spirit back then , now there is not a single fire. The next morning i would go searching for downed rockets and other fireworks .
     
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