Why are Portfires called "Portfires" ? What is the history behind this?

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Tinderbox, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Tinderbox

    Tinderbox Pro Firer/Crew

    I guess the title says it all.

    Whay are they called "Portfires"?
     
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  2. Tinderbox

    Tinderbox Pro Firer/Crew

    Well that's cleared that up then. Cheers.
     
  3. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    Never knew that either! From the Epic Blog linked to above:

     
  4. TLG

    TLG Pro Firer/Crew

    And here's me thinking it was because somebody lobbed a cig out of the left hand side of a merchant ship and set it ablaze.
     
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