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gaz

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Since we are all enthusiasts about fireworks and bonfire night, and everything involved, I thought we all can instead of reading your short 10 facts share all that we can and know for others to learn.

So shall start this off, i like this one. among others. and remember these can be recent facts not just what we all know :)

when fireworks arrived in Europe around the 14th century, they where first produced by the Italians. The first recorded display was in Florence, in England the first sign of fireworks were at the wedding of King Henry VII in 1486.
 

Somersetpyro

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here's one I always like to remember, the biggest cause of fireworks-related injuries in the UK is fireworks not being secured properly, or safety distances not being observed!
 
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Kimbolton are the last manufacturer to produce items in the UK, and even they are transferring some of their operation to exclusive Chinese factories.
 
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Vladster

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The biggest annual fireworks display event in Europe is the International Festival concert held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in which a million fireworks are set off in less than an hour.

I've been to a few of these over the years but i never knew it was the biggest display in Europe.
 

AnthonyUKpyro

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Kimbolton are the last manufacturer to produce items in the UK, and even they are transferring some of their operation to exclusive Chinese factories.
They usually source inter-oriental products from China and put their name to them and source Zink rockets from Germany.
 
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