Traditions, heritage, bygones, nostalgia, fire festivals and memorabilia
Welcome to the Fireworks YesterYear section of the Fireworks Academy, In this section, we have articles about Old fireworks, Some of the fireworks names which many readers will remember from their own childhood have long since disappeared, and even more, recent ones have fallen victim to recent economic times.
In the Fireworks YesterYear section you can re-visit some ‘ these you have loved ’ from your childhood. Pictures of bygones from the likes of Astra and Brocks and quite a few discontinued ones from Standard Fireworks.
There are various examples of advertising and promotional material, and point-of-sale items which would have appeared in shops to promote the sale of fireworks. Also in Fireworks YesterYear section are some notes and pictures about the history of Britain’s production of that essential component of fireworks – gunpowder.