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BulletProofMum

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This now sounds weird as I try to word it coherently. But as a kid, one of the things I really loved about early November was finding all the rockets/sticks out and about the next day. One year in particular sticks in mind as the church next door to our primary school used the school field for a display. Me and a boy in my class had both collected a fair number of (What seemed like at the time) enormous spent rockets. We were counting them up too see who ''won" when the teacher freaked out that we were going to blow the school up with them, or have someone's eye out.

Even better was finding bits you wouldn't normally see out and about, like fountains, candles, airbombs etc in our communal garden (I'm not the first. Won't be the last. We all use the space considerately, and invite the neighbours and have done for 30 odd years).

I dunno why it was so fascinating. But truth be told I still do it. I like seeing debris and trying to identify what it was.

I can't be the only one right?
 

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Definitely not alone with this one! You can't beat that feeling seeing the spent pieces around the area knowing that other people were doing something that you love to do your self so much! I remember trying to find and identify the rocket sticks that we fired when I was younger and thinking how the hell did it end up there lol. Its just one of those bfn feelings that only pyro addicts will understand. :);)
 
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Don't see so much anymore though. Barring cardboard discs all over the garden lol. But not so many rockets. Cakes have overtaken, and I understand why. Still a bit sad though
 

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rockets were way more popular back in the day, i'd find them on my way to school the next day. Will try to incorporate more rockets this year ;)
Safe to say I've already incorporated more rockets this year as I have about 100 or more so far, impulse buys :rolleyes: but you are right people tend to go for cakes a lot more these days.
 
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Safe to say I've already incorporated more rockets this year as I have about 100 or more so far, impulse buys :rolleyes: but you are right people tend to go for cakes a lot more these days.
haha not surprised! rockets/air bombs etc were so cheap and lots of newsagents etc use to stock fireworks. Whereas now more business has gone to specialists (which is good i guess ;) )
 
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I'm old enough to remember staring at the displays and posters in the paper shop in awe. Were good times :)

That said we also did stupid Fudge Berries! like letting off bangers at school in secondary.

Can see both sides now I'm a mum of teens, but i wouldn't change my youth for anything :D
 

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Bangers are now banned because they're throwable... but what's to stop someone throwing Lidl's Beefeater?
 

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I'm old enough to remember staring at the displays and posters in the paper shop in awe. Were good times :)

That said we also did stupid Fudge Berries! like letting off bangers at school in secondary.

Can see both sides now I'm a mum of teens, but i wouldn't change my youth for anything :D
Another thing you don't see anymore half as much is bonfires, weather that be public ones or back gardens. I remember all the kids on the area collecting wood for weeks before and building on fields ready for bfn. There's just no spirit like that anymore.
 
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While we're on the nostalgia train, anyone remember the terrifying public safety ads? Remember one with a boy holding a banger in his palm. And the little girl picking up a got sparkler wire
 

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Bangers are now banned because they're throwable... but what's to stop someone throwing Lidl's Beefeater?
Your right but what's the answer? Ban all fireworks, obviously we don't want that but there does have to be a balance. I think given the choice I would keep bangers etc banned.
 

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Another thing you don't see anymore half as much is bonfires, weather that be public ones or back gardens. I remember all the kids on the area collecting wood for weeks before and building on fields ready for bfn. There's just no spirit like that anymore.
I lived in south lincs for a while about 14 years ago, come bfn every other garden had one, but hardly any fireworks. Was odd for me, as living in hayes (2 miles from Southall) we get a LOT of fireworks over the season inc diwali.

Loved the fires but missed the rest
 
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