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Valentine’s Day is a celebration of St Valentine, Patron Saint of lovers, engaged couples and happy marriages.

Valentine is taken from the Latin Valentinus which is the word for ‘strong, valiant or powerful’. However, theorists say that it is more likely that St Valentines Day became popular because of the works of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer who lived from 1430 – 1400 and was the first poet to be buried in Westminster Abbey’s Poet’s Corner. There is little or no evidence of a celebration of this saint until Chaucer’s poem ‘Parliament of Fowls’ in which he describes the collection of birds at heavens gate waiting to meet their partners.

It was in the years following his death that members of the nobility (probably the only people with access to literature at the time, began writing love poems to their romantic interests.

Today, Valentine’s Day has become a hugely popular and highly commercialised affair, costing the romantics among us £1.45 BILLION in the UK alone. Given that only 21% of people celebrated it last year, that is a staggering amount of money.


Fireworks have been around for centuries and are widely used around the world for celebrations of all manner of things. Here in the UK, you can use fireworks every day of the year provided you do not set them off after 11pm, unless it is New Year, BFN, Chinese New Year or Diwali. So, why not say it with pyro?  We have a huge range to fit any pocket – just pop over to see us and we can chat about colours and effects and get you that certain Valentine’s gift that will never be forgotten.


Testing Testing Testing. The Beautiful Love Rocket.

We are fortunate enough to be suppliers of some of the biggest rockets in the UK but over the years, the more popular ‘big effects’ like the massive willow on the Sky Thriller rocket or the giant coconut ring with golden pistil centre of the Heavy Metal has been overtaken by the beautiful Love Heart rocket.

This beauty is the most romantic firework we sell and is the best and most consistent heart effect in the UK today.

Perfect for weddings, engagements, anniversaries or even Valentine’s Day is a lovely way of letting everyone know how much they mean to you.

The video shows the Love Heart Rocket being test fired following our contacting the manufacturers in China to check the flight and burst and as you can see, it’ blooming lovely.

The Stats:

£14.95 each (RRP £29.99)
Length: 1240mm
Head diameter: 80mm
Safety distance: 25m
Noise rating: 7/10

So all you lovers, get along to see us just off Junction 36 of the M1 and let the man, woman (or dog – it takes all sorts!) know just how much you love and appreciate them in style.



Valentine’s Day. How To Do It Right.

Valentines Day with Epic Fireworks

Valentines can include anything from romantic to quirky and funny to downright embarrassing but there is any number of things to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.

From planning romantic walks by the sea (with the freezing winds and waves splashing around the other half’s Jimmy Choos along with the storm makeover after she has just spent over 3 hours getting ready for her ‘romantic night’ with you) to an evening of go-karting (not necessarily what she had in mind. . . again!!) these are not necessarily the best around but there are some true no-no’s this Valentine’s day and these are some of the worst:

• Petrol station flowers – ahhhh diesel scented chrysanthemums –NOOOO
• Tricky underwear – in the wrong size
• All you can eat buffet vouchers
• Bargain bin ‘love’ albums
• Tacky cheap costume jewellery
• Cuddly toys (if she is 10 years old – perhaps!!)
• Bars of chocolate – clearly an afterthought
• Cheap perfume
• Football match tickets – really!!
• A new iron or a kettle (only if you want it embedded in the side of your head)

The point is really that with a little bit of thought, you really can make this the most romantic day of the year.

Come on Yorkshire let’s make this the most romantic Valentine’s day possible. It’s not what it costs is the thought that counts but if you are going to do it on a budget try to give it some thought. It may not always be possible to afford to take your loved one out to dinner and whilst daunting, it is possible for ANYONE to create a delicious meal.

The best advice is not to try to go for something which is too taxing as the idea is to make it delicious but not too costly and easy to prepare in advance. There are some fabulous ‘one tray’ or ‘one pot’ recipes available online. A couple of tea-lights, a single rose and a bottle of wine and you are set. Make sure you rent a film, allow her time for a hot bath and then enjoy a meal together.

If you are looking for something a little different for your loved one, why not make it special with a Heart Rocket. At just £14.95 they are relatively inexpensive and the rocket’s heart burst will show your other half just how much you care.

Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂