Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Firefiend, Mar 16, 2012.
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.
A nice 3/- box.
A few posters.
My Wessex collection has just increased slightly........
Should I leave it sealed or open the box.....
Very tempting to open, but then maybe best to leave it "mint"?
Much as I would like to leave it mint, there was about as much chance of that as me stopping liking fireworks!! In fact the deed has been done!
LOL - think I would have been the same
Nice one mr fiend, My cry out in the local rag has not yielded anything yet .
So, what's in the box then mate????
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!!!
I bet they smell as good as they look.
Just like walking into a 1960's shop selling fireworks!!
What would that be in new money 60p ish ? . The little chap with yellow blades looks interesting .
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.
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!
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