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Epic Fireworks Christmas Opening Hours

EPIC FIREWORKS – YOUR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING & DELIVERY GUIDE

As Christmas fast approaches, thoughts are of course heading to New Year’s Eve and of course, we want to ensure that if you do need some pyro to welcome 2018 with a big BANG, it will get to you on time for your party.

The showroom in Tankersley is the only place in the UK to collect our fireworks from as the other numbers are only staffed in the bonfire period. We are going to be open on the following days and the times can vary so if you are coming a long way, please call to ensure that we will be open (especially over the 23rd/24th December)

FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER – 9.00M – 5.00PM

SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM

SUNDAY 24th DECEMBER – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM (MAY BE CLOSING A LITTLE EARLIER)

MONDAY 25th DECEMBER – CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY

TUESDAY 26th DECEMBER – CLOSED BOXING DAY

WEDNESDAY 27th DECEMBER – 8.00AM – 5.00PM

THURSDAY 28th DECEMBER – 8.00AM TO 5.00PM

FRIDAY 29th DECEMBER – 8.00AM – 5.00PM

SATURDAY 30th DECEMBER – 8.00AM TO 5.00PM

SUNDAY 31st DECEMBER – 8.00AM TO 5.00PM

MONDAY 1st JANUARY – CLOSED

TUESDAY 2nd JANUARY OPEN AS USUAL

PLEASE NOTE – ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE LUNCHTIME ON 28TH DECEMBER AS WE CANNOT TAKE ANY FURTHER DELIVERIES AFTER THIS TIME

If you have any questions, please contact us on 01226 749587

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Evolved Pyrotechnics Feature At Newby Hall

The Firework Champions Newby Hall on Saturday 25th July 2015 witnessed the first outing of the innovative Evolved Pyrotechnics single shot in a competition in the UK.

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Nicholas Chase and The Knights of Fire  were the competitors who decided that the Evolved products were the ideal choice of firework to use in the choreography of his musical display. In addition to the single shots Knights of Fire were the only team on the evening who elected to use a wireless firing system, the system of choice Pyrosure.

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The display was conducted according to the weight rules and budget, each team were given a monetary contribution towards firework costs and a weight limit of 120 kg net explosive quantity imposed.

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Being a showcase this was an ideal opportunity to show off the versatility and accuracy of the brand new Evolved Pyrotechnics single shot fireworks. Nicholas selected 17 varieties of evolved single shots in 30 mm 38mm and 50mm diameter. Angles from 70 degrees from vertical were used on 25 ladder racks on 7 frontage positions across 180m of undulating ground.

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495 single shots were installed ready to fire in under 2 hours, during the set up on site training was carried out and time off take to explain how the single shots would be fired to all inquisitive crew members from the teams.

Blocks and plates were used in conjunction with the adjustable feet on the Evolved ladder racks to level all the frames.

Connections to the firing system were completed and continuity test carried out, 4 missing cues were rectified and the system shut down to wait the start of the display later in the evening.

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At 2130hrs we turned the system back on and cleared the field before the teams started arming their systems ready for the displays to commence.

2210hrs Nicholas transmitted the firing the script to the 45 modules, turned the arm key on and waited for the countdown from the compare.

The display was as The Knight’s of Fire had envisaged, check it out below in HD.

For further information on Evolved Pyrotechnics and Pyrosure Firing Systems, contact Mike Knox – [email protected]

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4th OF JULY IN THE UK

WHAT: 4th OF JULY IN THE UK
WHEN: SATURDAY 4TH JULY 2015
WHERE: ALL OVER THE WORLD
WHY: CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY (NOT THE WILL SMITH MOVIE)

As we all know, America is a BIG country and according to one US website, the population as we speak is around 325,000,000 this figure does not include the 6.3 million Americans based in other countries across the world.

In the 2011 census it estimates 177,000 American ex-pats reside in the UK. The majority of Americans based in the UK are Military personnel, the largest cluster based near to the R.A.F bases of Mildenhall & Lakenheath, make up almost 18% of the population of those areas. Although we speak the same language, (sort of) there are many differences between the two nations.

Many Americans believe you can only purchase fireworks in the UK in November and for New Year’s Eve, definitely not the case as we sell fireworks every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.

A recent survey of what Americans like about the UK threw up some surprising results. The top ten things liked were:

1. Our accent: American’s simply LOVE the British Accent (even when it’s pure Yorkshire).

2. Hospitality: It may be the case that the further north you travel, and the better you will be welcomed, Yorkshire folk are world-renowned for our friendliness.

3. Sincerity: Americans who vacate to the UK, have the impression we are a shy, quiet race, stiff upper lip and all that, but happily find that is not the case, if you receive a compliment from a Brit, you can be sure that it’s genuine.

4. “Gun culture” or lack of it: Firearm related deaths in the US at present number around 33,000 in the UK it is just 68, don’t bring your guns with you, you won’t need them here.

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5. Humour: Our sense of humour is on the list at number 5, which was a surprise; I didn’t think they got it…

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6. History: Americans love history and what they find incredulous is that in most of the UK there are buildings in villages that outdated the age their country!

7. Royal ties: “Have you met the Queen” was a question I was asked more than once in my time there. Americans love our Royal family just as much as we do.

8. Europe: Links to Europe which was number eight on the list. When you consider that in the US, the territory is so vast they have 6 time zones (counting Hawaii & Alaska) it amazes them that they can be in Paris, France in 2hr 15 minutes whereas in some parts of America it can take you that to get to the next town!

9. Grocery stores: If you have ever been in a Walmart or similar in the US you will have noticed, they are massive. On average, a Walmart store will have 197,000 square feet of retail heaven, some as big as 260,000 square feet, the average for the UK is 2,400 square feet. So it was a shock to learn they prefer our smaller outlets and find them more homely.

Save a fortune with #EpicFireworks 🙂

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10. And finally Bonfire night and fireworks: The laws regarding fireworks in the UK are a lot less severe than in the USA. For example, US fireworks are limited to 500 grams of powder, whereas some of our bigger barrages contain over three times that amount. Our Awaken boasts 1.8 Kg of high quality 1.3G powder. (Please note – If you are resident in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey or New York, fireworks are banned to the general public).  

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In fact, there are very few states that have as relaxed laws as we do. We are able to let off fireworks any day of the year between 7am and 11pm with extensions on certain nights such as New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and bonfire night.

Although we cannot export to the US, we regularly get requests to supply Americans over here for various occasions from weddings to birthdays and of course the fabulous forth. So, why not make the best of the time while you are here so when your friends tell you of their 4th of July experiences, just remind them how powerful the pyro is over here, and literally blow them away.

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