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When it comes to celebrations, it seems the whole world wants to celebrate with fireworks and why not; all the best, most memorable things in life need to be acknowledged and who forgets a big fireworks display.

Mersey Gateway Project Bridge Now Open 13th October 2017

The new Mersey Gateway, costing a cool £600 million is such an example, saving the good folk of Runcorn and Merseyside a long detour around nowadays with a small cost. Presently, most locals use the Runcorn-Widnes bridge which is in desperate need of repair. It is hoped that the opening of the new bridge will allow the closure of the older bridge, which will be revamped and opened again, but with the introduction of toll’s coming into place for both bridges, locals are up in arms already. You would think that getting an extra half hour in bed each morning would be worth the £2 toll charge, but not all agree. The residents of Halston get to pay a one-off £10 annual fee to cover the tolls, but still, think the tolls put in place will damage the local economy as it is felt that a lot of visitors will avoid the area because of travel costs.

Mersey Gateway Project Bridge Now Open 13th October 2017

The bridge will reduce congestion on the previously incredibly busy stretch which is again a plus for all concerned saving time and time for businesses equals money. Along with the new bridge, a new automatic number plate recognition technology will replace toll booths, easing bottlenecks with good links to the local John Lennon airport exports across the world will be easier to expedite.

Mersey Gateway Project Bridge Now Open 13th October 2017

Whatever your feelings are about the politics with regards to the introduction of the new toll’s, you can’t argue that the firework display was pretty impressive, with what seems to be the national colour of the area, red, starting off the show with high bursting peonies leading into trailing comets, before gold takes over to finish the display in regal style.

Let’s finally show some empathy for the poor guy left to design the show, which was seen across the World by a bevvy of international firework fans, when the realisation hit him that it was going to be held on Friday the 13th!

World Fireworks Championship Blackpool

WHAT: Blackpool World Fireworks Championships
WHERE: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade,
Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4BJ
WHEN: Friday the 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September 2017
WHAT TIME: The event starts 7:30pm and fireworks fired at 8:30pm (weather permitting)
WHY: Firework Competition
COST: Free of charge

The skies above Blackpool will be lit up by more than just the lights during the world fireworks Championships throughout September this year.

International Firework Display - Blackpool 2013

Make sure you are there early to pick your spot anywhere along the promenade and be prepared to be dazzled and amazed by the spectacular displays put on by some of the best pyrotechnic teams from all over the world.

This event has become one of the most popular shows in the UK due to the fantastic performances by each group year on year.

Bring along all of the family and make a full weekend of it with plenty more to do and see in Blackpool or check out the http://www.visitblackpool.com/ website for more ideas.

Dates for your diary

Friday 8th September – Super Power – Poland

Friday 15th September – Brezac Artifices – France

Friday 22nd September – Fireworks for Africa – South Africa

Friday 29th September – Celebration Display by UK and Winner Announcement

Pick a night to suit you or even maybe 2 and get planning today to avoid missing out on this stunning event in 2017.


TIME: – 5:00 PM – 10:00PM

Want to make a weekend of it ?

Bring your tent or caravan and stay on site – Camping / Gazebo £10.00 to £25.00

This year Newby hall is the first of 6 events and presents to you 4 fantastic displays in the evening from 3 of the best UK firework companies.

Newby Hall is an elegant country house that was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and has been beautifully restored by Robert Adam.

The gardens are award winning, there is a stylish shop, restaurant, and even a plant stall to complete the family attraction feel to the property.

Parking is available along with disabled parking and will be monitored by staff that will direct you to the appropriate places.

Just a note the event caters for all needs but there can be rough and dark sections in some places it may not be suitable for everyone so it is best to check at the booking stage.

There is a pre-show entertainment available to give you an insight to the teams along with interviews and other interesting facts. But if you want to get in position to sit and relax with family and friends you can also do this as well you make this event yours.

Fancy dining out under the star-lit sky?

As the grounds are within a stately home you can take along picnics and furniture, blankets etc. to sit on but under NO circumstances are BBQ’s or open flame appliances on site anywhere.

If you do forget your food there is always vendors that will be offering food and drink throughout the evening.

Families have been covered children’s entertainment available to keep the little ones quiet and entertained before the show.

The Main Event – The competitors produce the best firework displays along to music making the perfect dance partners. After the main event, the reigns are the handed over to MLE Pyrotechnics for the perfect finale.

Then it’s down to the voting to crown the champions. This couldn’t be easier, you decide the winners by voting for the favorite by text message from your mobile.

The Running order and times are as follows:

5.00PM – Gates open for entry – Music and interviews broadcasted throughout the evening.

9:00pm – Gates close for entry – Information and interviews with the teams

Computer fired demo: 9:15pm
Team 1: 9:30pm
Team 2: 9:45pm
Team 3: 10:00pm

Competing teams – Atom Fireworks / Cambridge Fireworks / Magical fireworks

SMS Voting opens: 10:15pm
SMS Voting closes: 10:30pm

10:30pm – MLE Pyrotechnics display

10:40pm – Results and Winning team announced

An explosive night of fun for all the family. Don’t worry if you can’t make this date, they have another 5 events available throughout the UK.

Firework Champions - Newby Hall 2016