fireworkmuseum.co.uk

1998-2014

a virtual archive; Plymouth, England, UK

PHONE FIREWORKMUSEUM IN THE UK: 07780 44 96 22  of 25, BEAUMONT STREET, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL2 3AG, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK

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Pains posters from 1908 - (click to download 900k hi-res scans at 1:1 size) - Standard posters from 1972 and late 1930's (click to download hi-res scans at 300k)

Astra Bangers from 1965 (95k): scan by Graham Pugh of Choctaw, Oklahoma, an American contributor - a memory of his last "Guy Fawkes" in England

 "Light the Blue Touch Paper" - Maurice Evan's Firework Heritage Museum is seeking a new PERMANENT home after a season at The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, London: if you can help - e-mail please!

REMEMBER, REMEMBER, THE 5th OF NOVEMBER

...........but not it seems in my home town of Plymouth, England where the local authorities have seen fit to disobey a centuries old Royal Order from King James - send them to the Tower I say, it's here at my main Cyberheritage page, Check out STOP PRESS: November 2005, "The Last Bonfire."

1945 era Pains Fireworks from Australia

Please send me your scans to put here, but not more than 10mb in total please

1930s era Fireworks from the USA - sorry, I have mislaid the person's details who sent these in

FIREWORK HERITAGE MUSEUM 
FIREWORK HERITAGE MUSEUM  VOLUME 2
Fireworks - American fireworks and firecrackers labels
Fireworks - British Firework Industry
Fireworks - Captain A Brock's famous Firework book
Fireworks - Indian and Asian firework art posters and labels
Fireworks - Virtual FIREWORK Museum
Fireworks - Label art design (downloadable)of British fireworks of 1980`s lots of superb artworks
Fireworks - British fireworks of the 1980`s actual items, technical drawings
FIREWORKS: PLYMOUTH FIREWORK 1998 COMPETITION
FIREWORKS: PLYMOUTH FIREWORK 1999 COMPETITION
FIREWORKS: PLYMOUTH FIREWORK 2000 COMPETITION or here
FIREWORKS: PLYMOUTH FIREWORK 2001 COMPETITION 
FIREWORKS:PLYMOUTH FIREWORK 2002 COMPETITION 
FIREWORKS:PLYMOUTH COMPETITION 2006: VIDEO & 55,000 rocket launch  
Firework labels from the 1960s & 70s  
PLYMOUTH MUSIC OF NIGHT  
A selection of Cherry Bombs and Dutch Fireworks  
Fireworks - Bonfires, Bangers and Rockets. British consumer fireworks in 1998
Fireworks: Some nice Brock's Bangers, thanks to Martin Weselby 
Fireworks: An autographed frontspiece by A. Brock of his famous book, thanks to J Humby
Fireworks: some Standard Fireworks mines, among some of the last items that were made in the UK, sorry, lost name of sender 
Fireworks: A really lovely Standard Fireworks poster , thanks to Phil Donoghue in Australia 
Fireworks: Two superb old Brock's posters and lots of old rockets etc.  
Fireworks: Fireworks effects and functioning imagery from a catalogue, unusual images indeed, all in colour. 
FIREWORKS - Fireworks at Kitley House, Yealmpton, near Plymouth in 1908
More old firework posters!!...and a modern Indian one: excellent!! some print out really well to A4 
Macau firecrackers (among other things!)..old Brocks etc....all sent in by visitors
Schermuly rocket launcher/projectors
Rockets! Rockets! Rockets!
Rockets Red Glare- rocket heritage, amateur rocket heritage, old adverts for rocketry, Rocket Mail, rocket motors plus more
Rockets - Schermuly and his Rockets
An Illustrated Treatise on Ammunition & Ordnance 1880-1960
WORLD WAR I & II AMMUNITION  
TOTTER ROCKETS FROM WORLD WAR II  
BRITISH FIREWORK ROCKETS VOL 1 and some odds and ends from 1980s PLUS SOME NICE OLDER LABELS AND POSTERS - REAL ROCKETS 
BRITISH FIREWORK ROCKETS VOL 2 from 1980s and some odds and ends  incl. Victorian era Friction Tubes and Quills - REAL ROCKETS 
OLD SHIP DISTRESS ROCKETS, FROM SCHERMULY, BROCK, PAINS, incl. Victorian era Friction Tubes and Quills 
OLD SHIP DISTRESS ROCKETS, FROM SCHERMULY, BROCK, PAINS & WESSEX incl a line throwing rocket 
A very rare dummy of a mid-late Victorian stage (c1870s) theatrical maroon by Dyer and Robson, string bound
The entire dummy contents of a box of Astra Fireworks and a box of Brock`s Fireworks c early 1970s 
Some fine UK rockets from the 1988 era
A look at Novelty Fireworks from the USA thanks to Jim Melching in the USA 
A look at Novelty Fireworks V2 from the USA
STANDARD, PAINS & WELLS FIREWORKS POSTERS, thanks to P Donoghue in Australia  
Lots here, an amazing hi-res scan of a 1928 Standard Fireworks Poster, a rare circular Brock`s Crystal Palace Fireworks box and loads more, thanks to Tom, John and Martin
This is AMAZING! If you like proper Skyrockets, a la Standard and Brock`s Fireworks 1980s and earlier types, you will love this, all large files. Many thanks, mine and yours to Barry Shephard  
More amazing items from Barry Shephard again. Similar to his material above, but featuring everything else other than rockets!! OK, OK, there are some rocket pics here too!!! If you love fireworks past, you will love this!!
Looking here at some indoor fireworks, thanks to M. Weselby.
John Whiteway of Telford, UK, sent in this scan of an old circular Brock`s box, any ideas of its original use, I plonk for caps. A 1 coin is in for scale.
Standard and Brock dummies, mint, from 1961  
The Danish Konsberg Rocket  
The Brocks Times - an ad newspaper spoof.  
Irish Coastguard Rockets, Boxer and Schermuly.  
Bingo Bangas - from Lion Fireworks and 1950s & 60s firework boxes from Astra & Standard Fireworks ...& what's in them are all here. Thanks to Pete Gooderham, Mick Manning and Alan Irwin for these shots of fine old shop display dummies.  
Three photos of an old ships fireworks box, thanks to Mandy 1...2...3
An old waterproof tin (thanks to Leon Keyzer) that once contained Schermuly Distress Rockets.  
An early 20th century November 5th, some size 5 Standard Skyrockets found in an attic in the USA. Very unusually two images of Standard "Mega" Rockets from the mid 1980s, a technical drawing to show construction & a breakdown of the costings of each unit to manufacture. Thanks to Marty VWM, Joss Taylor, Matt H, Doug P, Nick Clark, Patrick Hickey.  
A casual collection of firework images, dummies and adverts sent in by many people.
A fine collection of Standard Skyrocket dummies, thanks to Alan Foster
A pair of Flash Powder Strung Maroons  and here too.
Old and new Standard and Brocks Bird Scarers
Wilders Firework Box  
Scans of paperwork for the US firework display in 1913 Gettysburg Battle anniversary...1....2.....3

All pages content rich, photos and scans of hundreds and hundreds of items, labels and posters.

links to:

"Fireworks" Magazine, by John Bennett-totally essential if you are into fireworks heritage & fireworks today - and fireworks future

The late Larry Crump`s splendid American Fireworks site, includes a lot of UK material as Larry, a Texan, is an Anglophile, sadly Larry has now passed away but his page lives on.

Graham Lundegaard`s Nov5th site, Graham and his wife Christine are behind Sandling Fireworks in the UK - page includes fireworks for sale and news and views

Australian Fireworks Enthusiasts Association

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e-mail Firework Museum   steve@fireworkmuseum.co.uk

PHONE FIREWORKMUSEUM IN THE UK: 07780 44 96 22 of 25, BEAUMONT STREET, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL2 3AG, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK

We want your modern inert, dead & fired consumer fireworks and novelties, modern foreign ie non-UK catalogues & posters to put on these pages; will send similar modern UK items in return if requested

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