Maurice Evans. The Firework Collector

Lion Fireworks from the past

Maurice Evans has been collecting fireworks since childhood and now at eighty-two years old he has the most comprehensive collection in the country (UK) – so you can imagine both my excitement and my trepidation upon stepping through the threshold of his house in Shoreham. My concern about potential explosion was relieved when Maurice confirmed that he has removed the gunpowder from his fireworks, only to be reawakened when his wife Kit helpfully revealed that Catherine Wheels and Bangers were excepted because you cannot extract the gunpowder without ruining  them. Click here to read the full story.