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AGM Line Up – 5th May 2012

AGM Agenda (subject to change) 1.00pm AGM official business 1.30pm “The Forensic Investigation of Firework Incidents” by Stephen Miller, pyrotechnic special effects expert and our new Chairman 2.00pm “The UKPS Picture Show” by Phil Dunford, our Vice Chairman, covering the

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2012 AGM Announced

We’re delighted to announce that our 2012 Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 5th May, as we return to The Marlborough School, Woodstock, Oxon.

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The Story of Gunpowder

Not long since Phil made an appearance, last week our safety officer Gareth Barnes featured on BBC1’s The One Show. In an episode revolving around fireworks and gunpowder, Gareth was demonstrating a small part of what he does at his

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UKPS Member on BBC’s The One Show

UKPS Vice Chair Phil Dunford has been gracing our screens again this week on BBC1’s The One Show, on Tuesday 4th October. He was discussing the history of the humble match, and the inventor of the friction match, British pharmacist

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2011 AGM Announced

I’m delighted to announce that our 2011 AGM will be held on Saturday 9th April 2011 at the Old Barn, Esholt Lane, Baildon, Bradford, BD17 7RJ. Please arrive from 13.30 for a 14.00 start. Paul and Jimmy from Epic Fireworks

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UKPS Members in BBC 2 programme

UKPS Members Steve Miller and Phil Dunford have recently appeared in the prestigious BBC2 series, ‘The Victorian Pharmacy’. Steve shows how fireworks were made before the 1875 Explosives act and Phil demonstrates the evolution of matches. The program is available

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UKPS win major Grant

The UKPS has won a grant of £2500 from the Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) towards the rebuilding of the Wells sheds at Amberley. This is excellent news and a real boost for the project. The money must be used

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Rare book donated for Amberley Funds

A 67-paged book (with 15 illustrations) on the fascinating character, Bernard Wells, written by Alan Wells, is to be auctioned on ebay.  Alan has very kindly donated it to the Amberley Project, whereby buildings from the disused Wells  factory will be

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Wilf Scot to speak at AGM

The legendary Wilf Scott of Pyrovision will be our guest speaker at our AGM on the 27th March. Don’t miss it! The Marlborough School Shipton Road Woodstock Oxon OX20 1LP Saturday 27th March 2010 – Arrive 13.30 for 14.00 start

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Firework Museum Project

UKPS is pleased to announce “Wells at Amberley”. A project to save some of the original firework buildings from the old factory at Joyce Green and rebuild them as a Fireworks Museum at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre in Sussex.

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