Posts Tagged ‘South Yorkshire’
For those of you who are like all the staff at Epic, huge fans of the hit TV show Game Of Thrones, we are definitely feeling as if this is the ‘Winter’s Coming’ that they have been awaiting in the first and second series as we face another day of the white stuff.
Over the years there have been some pretty spectacular weather conditions to contend with but the Met Office agree that none more so that this year by comparison to last March when we were all wearing t-shirts in temperatures in the upper 60’s.
In March 1979 there were 15 inches of snow as the weather conditions continued to worsen for 41 hours straight. The highest actual snowfall so far is 11 inches but the remainder is due to drifting snow which we have not experienced for many years.
Now I don’t profess to be a meteorological expert, but having made the comment last Autumn that there was a higher than usual amount of elder berries on the tree in my garden, and that we were I suspected in for a particularly bad winter, I say move aside Michael Fish, we have a Juju.
It is therefore important than ever before that you ensure your fireworks are kept dry.
This Easter weekend, one of our customers is holding a fireworks display at their wedding reception. So, we sent them off armed with sticky tape, a black marker and a roll of cheap white pedal bin liners to seal each barrage up in their own bag. What we recommend is that whilst indoors, expose the fuse and put the barrage into one of the pedal bin liners and seal it up. Use the black marker to indicate where the fuse is and using the firing order we have supplied, number each of the products in their running order. The bags will keep all the fireworks dry and the marker helps in identifying where the fuse is and also which one to fire when.
The fireworks we sell are more than capable of penetrating the bags and the resulting firework display will testify to this. We are open all through the Bank Holiday weekend and will be open from around 9:00am to 3:30pm. If you need to come a little later, we are happy to wait for you but we would recommend that you call to let us know particularly in light of the weather conditions here at Tankersley.
We continue to stock a massive range of fireworks and have everything to suit your needs and budget on site at our huge bespoke showroom in South Yorkshire.
Since moving to Barnsley from Batley some 3 seasons ago, we have been introduced to the marked differences between the folk of West and South Yorkshire and have been made most welcome.
The staff of Barnsley Chronicle came along to see us in the midst of one of our maddest of days on the run up to the 5th to see what we were all about.
They have written a feature about Jimmy Singh (the owner) and Paul (his son) and their transition to South Yorkshire. All in all, it has been a smooth move and judging by the company’s growth, long may it continue.
Jimmy has been in the fireworks industry for over 25 years and he started out as most do, selling fireworks in his own small convenience store. Then, as the call for fireworks increased, he made the first move to concentrate on pyro exclusively and the story began. Moving to Batley was a great idea and was where the real pyro passion started as they introduced 1.3g fireworks, which are the most powerful consumer display fireworks available in the UK. The business eventually outgrew its surroundings and eventually, new premises had to be located.
The search went on for some-time until they came across land positioned a couple of doors away from the local fire station with enough space to have a bespoke showroom, secure packing shed and areas for large containers (to eventually be replaced by solid structures to contain all the fireworks) and the Epic journey continued.
Epic are proud to be the stockists of the biggest selection of 1.3g barrages (fireworks which you light once but have multiple effects) and 1.3g BIG rockets in the UK’s largest bespoke showroom.
Supplying from Cornwall to Scotland has its challenges, not least of all the transportation of fireworks but we have customers who continue to visit us from all over the UK.
As proud suppliers to Scout Groups, Village Associations, pubs and all manner of different Clubs up and down the Country, we are always on hand to offer advice and assistance for those who need it.
If you want to read more of the article, pick up a copy of this weeks Chronicle.
So, if you need fireworks for any event, whether it’s a special anniversary or birthday, a wedding or New Year’s Eve, get yourself over to us in Tankersley. We are just off the A61 at Wentworth Business Park (the road that runs around behind Mickey D’s) and we are sure to have something which will suit your needs.
Come along, we are a really friendly bunch and only too happy to help.
Every year we have customers who ask whether we truly are great value for money well as fireworks do not appear on any price comparison website, we decided to create our own.
We went (under cover of darkness – not surprising given that we are here at sunrise and leave well after sunset) and donned our best disguises to collect the leaflets from the top three supermarkets.
Morrisons – £40.00 - 18 piece selection box - 21 rockets
Tesco – £30.00 - 24 piece selection box - 16 rockets
Asda – £50.00 - 18 piece selection box - 5 rockets - 1 small barrage - 3 mines
Epic Fireworks £34.95 - 15 piece selection box - 5 thunder blast rockets - 11 mega h bomb rockets - 1 dr thrust barrage - 1 king cobra barrage and a FREE Chinese flying lantern
25 shot barrage £40
100 shot barrage £60
96 shot barrage £80
18 shot barrage £10
36 shot barrage £25
80 shot barrage £30
24 shot barrage £30
48 shot barrage £50
145 shot barrage £65
24 shot barrage £6.48
105 shot barrage £10.80
500 shot barrage £39.95
Gold giant £1.00
So, our findings are simple, EPIC ARE CHEAPER, BETTER, MORE EFFECTS AND MORE CHOICE ….. SIMPLES!!!!
Did you know the following:
Wheels – 5 wheel Cyclone pack £3.55
23 rocket pack – Space Combat £10.80
Smallest barrage – Magic Stars £1.20
Epic are experts in the field of fireworks so why would you go to your greengrocer. You would get complete advice, safety recommendations and if you have any questions after leaving the store, you can call us 362 days of the year for advice.
Come over to see us in our specialist showroom in South Yorkshire and we will happily help you to create a Bonfire Night to remember.
Just remember as well, if you are looking for a full display, we have DIY consumer display packs with everything you need for a professional effects show without the price tag.
See you soon.