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Summer Wedding Fireworks

EPIC FIREWORKS - three whispering palms to fill the sky with silver palms and silver confetti this firework is awesome

It seems the wedding season has well and truly begun. With more and more customers wanting a fitting end to what may be one of the most memorable days of your /their life, we here at epic have been inundated with orders over the last few days.

With prices falling over the last few years, it is now possible to get a professional quality display you fire yourself, starting from as little as £295.00. Our wedding packs are delivered free of charge (if ordered 7-10 days before the event) include setup plan, firing order, and all the safety equipment required.

When you consider the costs involved in arranging a wedding, £295.00 is a small price to pay for a memorable show, the average price of a wedding cake is over £300.

Yesterday a customer who had travelled from Burnley to pick up a surprise package for his brother’s wedding (and getting £120.00 worth of free rockets for the show by choosing the collection option) at the weekend asked about any special precautions he needed to take in this unusually hot weather.

Although the bulk of our stock is classed as 1.3G with some items being in the lower explosive class of 1.4G (what’s the difference between 1.4g and 1.3g…find out here) the storage recommendations remain the same even when temperature is topping a whopping 31 degrees in some parts of the country.

1. Keep the fireworks in the cartons we supply them in.
The majority of fireworks you will receive will be in a “UN” carton. These have been tested for safety and durability, made of heavy-duty multi-layered card, these cartons will prevent the fireworks being accidentally damaged during transit.

2. A cool dry place away from children and pets: garage, garden shed, cellar etc. away from any other chemicals, petrol, or any other combustibles.
As most of our regular customers who visit us are aware, our fireworks are usually stored in wood lined, forty-foot steel containers as you can imagine it’s a little warm in there at the moment, but as the “Visco” fuse needs a naked flame or spark to ignite it we have no concerns even with 30 tons of gunpowder on site, heat alone won’t ignite these products.

3. Always read the instructions: some fireworks may have differences in the instructions to take a few minutes to read them.
The important part that makes the fireworks, the powder, is encased in a tube which is then sealed with card plugs to prevent leakage, making the fireworks perfectly safe, although where possible we do recommend locking them away if possible away from children and prying eyes.

And finally: 4. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE FIREWORK CODE.

As always, our team of specialists will be happy to answer any questions anyone may have seven days a week.

So, if we can help in planning the perfect ending to your perfect summer wedding, give us a call or drop us an email with your contact details and we will get back to you.

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Boom Boom and Barbecues

We know from the sheer number of customers that have passed through the doors this weekend that celebrations can take on a whole different slant when they involve two things that men love most, barbecues and boom. Fireworks have been around for many thousands of years and as we have covered in the past, the trend appears to be crossing over to any manner of celebration. Whether it is watching an EPIC game of tennis, which thrilled us all when Andy Murray became the first British player in over 70 years to take the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title, or having a gathering with family and friends for a barbecue with family and friends, they now include fireworks as part of the list of purchases required to make sure that they have a celebration to remember.

Over in the USA a couple of days ago, they celebrated Independence Day on the 4th July with fireworks all over the country but does this mean that there are only a couple of occasions in the World calendar when fireworks have always formed part of the celebrations. Indications are that contrary to popular beliefs, the popularity of fireworks, whilst it grew over the millennium into the massive business that it is today, there is any number of countries which as far back as records show, have included pyro on some level.

Take Thrissur Pooram in India, they have been holding a celebration including fireworks for many hundreds of years and over in Europe, particularly in Spain, they have included fireworks in their religious festivals to frighten away evil, whether in the form of opposing factions or in the case of the Devil, the humble firework has had its work cut out.

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Here in the UK, we should consider ourselves fortunate that we have very limited restrictions on fireworks and are able to use them pretty much every day of the year and yet for some, the celebrations including fireworks have in the past been just Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve. It is a little-known fact that you are able to have fireworks every day of the year between the hours of 7:00am and 11:00pm other than Christmas, Diwali and New Years Eve when you are allowed to continue to fire until 1:00am and on Bonfire Night until 12:00 midnight.

So, the upshot is, we as a country have some of the best and fairest firing times and can actually have more powerful fireworks with bigger and better effects than those permitted in the USA and yet, we still omit to take advantage of this.

If you would like your barbecue this coming weekend, during what is going to be the hottest Summer in many years according to forecasters, to be one talked about for many years to come, why not add some firepower to proceedings. With packs starting from £295.00 for a full on display to single pieces available directly from our bespoke showroom in Tankersley for just a few pounds, why wouldn’t you? Come along to see us, just 2 minutes off Junction 36 of the M1 or browse our website for details of all products and safety requirements and of course, from all the team at Jimmy’s, we look forward to seeing you soon for some Boom Boom to go with your Barbecue.

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Skegness in lights this Summer

AWESOME fireworks, lights and music on the beach will be the exciting new backdrop for the illumination switch-on in Skegness this July. East Lindsey District Council believes it will be ‘one of the most exciting events in Skegness’ history’ when the lights are switched on during a firework and music display at the beach by The World Famous, the company responsible for the opening fireworks at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

There was anger at last Wednesday’s meeting of Skegness Town Council when councillors, confused by a briefing sent by ELDC, believed the switch-on ceremony had been cancelled.

But ELDC has assured the event will go ahead but at the beach, not the Clock Tower.

The switch-on, one of the biggest events of the year, will be part of the SO 2009, a £250,000 festival funded by the Arts Council, to make it a weekend of activities.

Communications officer James Gilbert said: “It’s always been clear to us the local community is passionate about the traditional illuminations switch-on in Skegness around the Clock Tower.

“It is also clear from speaking to various organisations in the town they want us to look at ways of developing and attracting new high quality activities and events that are not available elsewhere and that bring new people into the resort to support the local economy.

“The SO 2009 event aims to blend the old and the new to achieve both aims.”

Mayor of Skegness Coun Pat Phillips said: “I would rather it was at the Clock Tower like it used to be, but as long as we still have the parade and the traditional occasion people come for I think it will be good. With the two events combined I think it should be quite a sensational event and will hopefully bring a lot more people into the resort.”

The switch-on will take place after an operatic performance at the Embassy Theatre is screened on the beach. But chairman of Skegness and District Chamber of Commerce Glenis Brown said: “What has an opera got to do with kids coming to see a switch on?”

An announcement is expected shortly about who will flick the switch, and a full itinerary for the SO 2009 festival will be revealed.

read the Skegness Standard

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