Wessex Fireworks

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Firefiend, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Firefiend

    Firefiend Supports UKFR

  2. Wessex 3.jpg And for the real history nuts out there, here's how they made them !!! You can tell they were an aeronautical company by trade by the beautifully drawn instructions.
     
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  3. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    wessex box.jpg

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  4. A nice 3/- box.

    WESSEX 3 SHILLING BOX AND CONTENTS.jpg
     
  5. A few posters.

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  6. Firefiend

    Firefiend Supports UKFR

    My Wessex collection has just increased slightly........
    Should I leave it sealed or open the box.....
    Wessex Fireworks - 35\'- Box.jpg
     
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  7. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    Very tempting to open, but then maybe best to leave it "mint"?
     
  8. Firefiend

    Firefiend Supports UKFR

    Much as I would like to leave it mint, there was about as much chance of that as me stopping liking fireworks!! :D In fact the deed has been done!
     
  9. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    LOL - think I would have been the same :)
     
  10. pyro plim

    pyro plim Pro Firer/Crew

    Nice one mr fiend, My cry out in the local rag has not yielded anything yet :( .
     
  11. Firefiend

    Firefiend Supports UKFR

    It will!!

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  12. Pyromania

    Pyromania Pro Firer/Crew

    So, what's in the box then mate???? :)
     
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  13. Pyromania

    Pyromania Pro Firer/Crew

    I think we may have posted at the same time there!! Either that or I'm very blind!!!

    Really nice find though Martin, well done!!!
     
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  14. pyro plim

    pyro plim Pro Firer/Crew

    I bet they smell as good as they look. :)
     
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  15. Firefiend

    Firefiend Supports UKFR

    Just like walking into a 1960's shop selling fireworks!! :D
     
  16. pyro plim

    pyro plim Pro Firer/Crew

    What would that be in new money 60p ish ? . The little chap with yellow blades looks interesting .:)
     
  17. Firefiend

    Firefiend Supports UKFR

    It is the equivalent of £1.75. Bearing in mind my pocket money was 2'6 a week then it would have been well beyond my reach as I could not have put up with buying so few fireworks. Instead I had dozens of smaller ones! The yellow winged fireworks were helicopter type just like the Pain's Fire Ball. With such tiny paddles I don't know how they managed to fly but they certainly did and were really good. I've let many of in the past. Shame I did not keep the wings as they are the rare part now as they are so easily broken. Seen quite a few of the bodies with no wings.
     
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  18. Used to always get Wessex and Pains Fireworks,we always finished with a Thunderflash Rocket,that was the dearest thing we could afford in the 1960's,it cost two shillings!