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.

June 29th, 2015

Time posted: 11:45

4th July Firework Celebrations

4th July Fireworks

Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day is a national celebration across the USA where Americans commemorate their Independence from Great Britain. It has been a national holiday in America since 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was passed.

You may now wonder what the Americans do to celebrate such a major part of their history. BBQ’s, Parades, Concerts and Fairs are all part of the celebrations, however most interestingly to us are the fireworks! Read the rest of this entry »

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July 9th, 2014

Time posted: 12:41

Summer BBQ Fireworks

Summer BBQ Fireworks

Recent reports have said that Britain is set to sizzle in a two-week heat wave with temperatures hotter than parts of the Mediterranean! We thought it would be a great idea to dust off the BBQ set and invite your friends and family around for some fun in the sun!

If you find yourselves struggling to organise your BBQ, we’ve written up a step by step guide to help:

1.) Who to invite?

Will it be just close friends, family or both? Why not create an event on Facebook and invite your friends or there is always the traditional method of using your phone!

2.) Where will the BBQ be held?

Will there be enough room for all your guests? Find a suitable environment to host your BBQ and give yourselves plenty of room as you may just be interested in step 5!

3.) When will you host your BBQ?

Which day will you choose to host your BBQ? We recommend weekends as more people should be able to attend and the more the merrier!

4.) What shall we eat/drink?

Are there any special dietary requirements for your guests? Generally think meat for the grill but always have veggie options as well. What will you drink? Summer ciders, Pimms, Lager, Cocktails and fresh juices are a good place to start!

5.) How to be unique?

How will you make your BBQ the one for all your friends/family to remember? Here is where we come in to further assist. Fireworks are a simple yet effective way of making your party stand out from the rest, leaving your guests in awe. We have plenty of options available to purchase from our online store. We have single ignitions, selection boxes and display kits for the firework enthusiasts!

Follow the link below to our online store to view our Fireworks:

If you decide to host a BBQ and use fireworks remember to always follow the Firework Code. It is as important now as it is during Bonfire Night. We also have more safety information on our website.

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July 1st, 2014

Time posted: 6:25

Tour De France, Yorkshire Grand Depart 2014

This year is a very special year for Yorkshire as the Tour de France will be passing through the scenic county.

Tour de France 2014 will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres. Stage 1 will see the riders depart from Leeds and finish in Harrogate.  Stage 2 will involve the riders departing from York, going through Huddersfield and ending in Sheffield. It will be a historic occasion for Yorkshire and many people will line the streets to see the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 25th, 2014

Time posted: 17:37

Independence Day July 4th

4th July

Friday 4th July sees America celebrate their independence from Britain. The occasion has been celebrated annually ever since the Declaration of Independence was passed in 1776. Celebrations include parades, carnivals, concerts, speeches and of course fireworks. Many states and cities across America have their own celebratory firework display. Macy’s firework show in New York made its debut in 1976 and is one of the biggest and best shows in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 22nd, 2014

Time posted: 11:55

Chinese New Year 2014

Chinese New Year

There are many myths surrounding the invention and original use of fireworks but the most well known tale relates to Chinese New Year.  It is said that an interesting flame was produced when a Chinese cook accidently spilled saltpetre, which is an ingredient in gunpowder, into a cooking fire. This mixed with other ingredients used to create gunpowder such as charcoal and sulphur burned with a pretty flame in a fire, however once it was wrapped in a bamboo tube the mixture caused an explosion when set alight. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19th, 2013

Time posted: 12:22

THAT time of year is fast approaching…

Black Cat & Standard Fireworks

As the nights begin to get darker earlier and the days offer only a glimmer of the summer sun, we here at Black Cat and Standard Fireworks realise THAT time of year is fast approaching. We refer to THAT time of year in relation to November. The hard working and proud staff here at Black Cat and Standard Fireworks are working at full throttle in order to be ready for the big occasions. We refer to big occasions as not only do we have Bonfire Night at the beginning of November this year, but also Diwali celebrations begin on Sunday 3rd November. The trucks have been rolling through the factory gates, filled to the brim with fantastic Black Cat and Standard Fireworks products. The online orders are picking up and staff members are busy communicating with the supermarkets. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 31st, 2012

Time posted: 16:30

Firework Fever App
Firework Fever App 
Black Cat and Standard Fireworks have updated the “Firework Fever” App with a new character – Safety Sam.
Firework Fever character - Safety Sam

If you haven’t already downloaded the app and would like to please click on the link below:

The app is FREE and FUN and available to download from the apple store!!!

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August 7th, 2012

Time posted: 8:45

2012 Olympics Fireworks

Black Cat Fireworks Olympics Banner

Celebrate the historic 2012 Olympics of the UK Olympics with a bang at Black Cat and Standard Fireworks!

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May 15th, 2012

Time posted: 15:59

The Queens Jubilee, Celebrate with Fireworks

The Queens Jubilee

The Queens Jubilee is coming up on the 2nd – 5th June, celebrating 60 years as Monarch.

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March 23rd, 2012

Time posted: 11:40

Easter Fireworks

Buy fireworks online for Easter Holidays 

Easter is on its way, with only two weeks to go till Good Friday, it’s a perfect time to start thinking about ordering your fireworks.

Buy fireworks online at Black Cat and Standard Fireworks online firework shop, and remove any hassle from buying fireworks.

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