Blackcat and Standard Fireworks Blog
Here at Standard Fireworks we have been supplying fireworks to the UK market since 1891 and have a wealth of experience within the UK consumer firework market and partnerships with the UK's key retailers. From our head office in Huddersfield we co-ordinate the sales, marketing, sourcing, distribution of fireworks to the retail and professional trades. From 1998 Standard has been part of the Black Cat international brand.
February 11th, 2011
Time posted: 10:07
BBC Radio 2 – Chinese Lanterns and Fireworks Discussion
BBC Radio 2
Jeremy Vine: Monday 7th February 2011 12.00pm-2.00pm
Jeremy Vine: āOne of the UKās busiest airports has issued a warning about Chinese Lanterns, bosses at Manchester Airport claim that setting them off beneath the flight paths could bring down a plane. Thatās what they say.
The tissue paper lanterns can float up to a mile into the air when they are lit, its estimated that around 200,000 of them are released into Britainās skyās every year, and they are becoming increasingly popular at events like weddings. The warning has been issued to coincide with the two week festival marking Chinese New Year. Read the rest of this entry »
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February 8th, 2011
Time posted: 12:03
The History of Fireworks
The history of fireworks is complex and originated approximately 2000 years ago. Fireworks are widely associated with key events and celebrations and over the years the use of fireworks has become widespread at parties, weddings, birthdays, parades and public holidays all over the World. Production of fireworks is predominately in China, Germany and Italy as well as other countries in Europe including the UK.
The recognised creation and history of fireworks started with black powder; the largest ingredient of fireworks. The explosive chemical was discovered by the Chinese in the first century BCE ā approximately 2000 years ago. Later in China, in the 10th Century, black powder was used to make the first firework, named a firecracker.
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