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#1 David

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:22 AM

Going off the lack of noticable bursts in the sky and ambient bangs, this must be one of the most peaceful "silly seasons" for many year- or at least it seems this way round here.

I'm not saying this is a bad thing or a good thing- just making this as a point of observation.
OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:30 AM

Going off the lack of noticable bursts in the sky and ambient bangs, this must be one of the most peaceful "silly seasons" for many year- or at least it seems this way round here.

I'm not saying this is a bad thing or a good thing- just making this as a point of observation.



Yep - very quiet around here too! A sign of things to come?

I have heard 2 or 3 small cakes (crackle bursts) - & as has been mentioned elsewhere, the lift was as loud, or louder, than the burst!
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#3 David

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:17 AM

Yep - very quiet around here too! A sign of things to come?


Hopefully it's a sign that people are saving their pyro for bonfire night (or the Saturdays close to it,) rather than a sign that public interest in fireworks is in decline.
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:32 AM

Hopefully it's a sign that people are saving their pyro for bonfire night (or the Saturdays close to it,) rather than a sign that public interest in fireworks is in decline.


Hopefully you're right, I reckon you probably are. Haven't heard much firework action around our way either (north-east Surrey), however, I'm pretty sure we'll start to hear more as bonfire night approaches.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:46 AM

Wish they would play, then I can test things too!
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:48 PM

i remember this same conversation, and the same things were being saidPosted Image heard a few around here, some of them might have been mine Posted Image



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Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:20 PM

Wish they would play, then I can test things too!


Yeah, I'm getting a bit worried that even bonfire night itself is going to be quiet- I really hope not, I have a nice few rockets to send up!
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:18 PM

I think one of the reasons its quiet is they dont sell mini rockets and bangers now, mostly larger and more expensive packs of stuff being sold these days, no kids hanging around firework shops asking silly people to go buy them packs of bangers.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:12 PM

It seems as though we are up against the Haloween celebrations as the main attraction for this time of year,......our biggest problem is its difficult nowadays to get kids involved in the build-up to bonfire night (unlike the old days) when we could go guying, or scrounge wood for bonfires etc, and of course buy/collect a few fireworks each week for our biscuit tins.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 08:13 AM

our biggest problem is its difficult nowadays to get kids involved in the build-up to bonfire night (unlike the old days) when we could go guying, or scrounge wood for bonfires etc, and of course buy/collect a few fireworks each week for our biscuit tins.


That is certainly true, although it's just a steady part of a long decline in the more traditional bonfire night habits.

It might make an interesting research project- the shift from the focus being on children and small scale backyard celebrations to the current "fill your car with fireworks and put on a big display" type of consumer. :lol:
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:56 AM

Apart from a few bangs and crackles on the skyline over the past week, the only stuff I've seen going up round here is the Epic Supreme Rocket we let off the other night for a test.

Deadly silent outside around 8:30pm, it was a loud boom and heard screaming 3 streets away. :D

Hopefully it will pick up around here in the week leading up to November 5th, it usually does.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:50 PM

I'm sure I'm going to make up for the apparent silence come the Sat 7th Nov.

I am running a sweep to see if anyone can guess the correct number of complaints from the bah humbugs Posted Image

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:53 PM

I'm sure I'm going to make up for the apparent silence come the Sat 7th Nov.

I am running a sweep to see if anyone can guess the correct number of complaints from the bah humbugs Posted Image


Saturday after November 5th should be OK, as most people will be doing their stuff then.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 03:05 PM

That is certainly true, although it's just a steady part of a long decline in the more traditional bonfire night habits.

It might make an interesting research project- the shift from the focus being on children and small scale backyard celebrations to the current "fill your car with fireworks and put on a big display" type of consumer. Posted Image


I assume you are specifically referring to Guy Fawkes Night David.

I see the hunour but although there are larger fireworks available to the public now more than say 20 years ago you can still purchase small garden fireworks if you wish. The choice is there which I believe is very important from a consumer perspective.

Large or small the principle is still there which is for families and communities all over the UK to celebrate a special event in our nations history. And long may it continue !

Oh and btw there are lots of children who enjoy big loud fireworks Posted Image

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:32 PM

I've always said if the weather is very bad on November 5th I will hold of untill the next night however this year many complications mean we wont be able to have a display on Friday 6th/Saturday 7th, so Sunday 8th it will be.

The weather on November 5th round here has been absolutely perfect for the past 3 years so hopefully it will stay that way and we can have it on November 5th!




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