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World Record Fireworks Rockets Launch!

The “Roar on the Shore” World record-breaking rocket launch at Bournemouth. More rockets than you can shake a stick at!

The world record for the most firework rockets set off at once will be broken this August 20th at the Bournemouth Air Festival.

110,000 rockets, that's one hundred and ten thousand rockets! Will be loosed in under 60 seconds!

The “Roar on the Shore” event will see almost double the amount of rockets set off in 2006. When Fantastic Fireworks set the world record in Plymouth, England. The red white and blue rockets will get to a height of about 40 feet before erupting above the anticipated crowd of 50,000 spectators. Spectators are being asked to sponsor a rocket to help raise money for the charity for injured service men and women, Help for Heroes.

This should be a fantastic and patriotic, if very short, fireworks display. The rockets will be launched from a 100ft long barge moored half a mile out to sea between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers. The noise level out at sea will be about 100 decibel.

“The Roar on the Shore will be a total conflagration. It’s pushing the limits of what we can do. We couldn’t do it on dry land easily because of health and safety.” – John Culverhouse, MD of Fantastic Fireworks

The council has already underwritten the expected £15,000 price tag on the rocket display but is confident donations will easily exceed that sum.

This will be one of the biggest and certainly the most impressive events in this years Help for Heroes calendar. Mark Elliott, The charity’s head of operations, said they were delighted to be involved and he will be inviting injured servicemen to watch the event. He added: “It really is about every small donation. Every penny goes to help some remarkable individuals.”

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