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The UKPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2017 will be held at:   Broughton Playing Fields & Village Hall, Gate Lane, Broughton, Kettering, NN14 1ND   On Saturday 6th May 2017 from 2pm   A formal agenda is still to be

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Current affairs

With Philip Cooper now holding the Chair position of the society, changes are attempting to be made. A new stance on open discussion of the committee meetings held bi-monthly has taken place with publication of the meeting minutes within the

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New management

The UKPS has recently undergone some changes to it’s management team and we very much hope that we can look forward to new things on the horizon.  The society would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who

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2015 AGM: 9th May, Worksop

We’re please to announce the 2015 AGM will be held on 9th May at the Bondhay Golf Club in Worksop, starting at 1pm. Our keynote speaker will be Rev. Ron Lancaster, founder of Kimbolton Fireworks, talking about his lifelong involvement

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Good Practice Guide to the Explosives Regulations 2014

On the 1st of October 2014, the new Explosive Regulations 2014 came into force in the UK, affecting all those hobbyists who are experimenting with pyrotechnics. In conjunction with the new regulations, the UK Pyrotechnics Society was tasked to create

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Latest edition of Spark available online

Issue 13 of Spark is now available here – click on the Spark Online heading at the top of the page. We’ve also added some more back issues to the archive. Phil Dunford

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New videos from our AGM

We’ve just released some new videos on our YouTube channel from our AGM at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, held in March this year. Firstly, Malcolm Smith talks about his work with pyrotechnic effects for scale models used in TV and

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2014 AGM: 15th March [UPDATED 17th Feb]

Update (17th Feb): Details of speakers added below We are delighted to announce that this year’s AGM will be held at the Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey on Saturday 15th March 2014, starting at 1.00pm and ending at 7.00pm

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2013 AGM Announced (UPDATE)

Update (22/03/2013): The South West is currently suffering from heavy rain and there are a number of flood warnings in place. If you are travelling to the AGM please bear this in mind by allowing plenty of time and checking for

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Sidney Alford’s AGM Presentation

If you weren’t able to attend our 2012 AGM (and even if you were) you can now view Sidney Alford’s full presentation on our YouTube channel. His talk is a fascinating and funny look at his life in the pyrotechnics

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