Bonfire Night Fireworks.....my nan used to take us to a shop to pick out fireworks and we always had a big bonfire in the garden, we used to rush home from school and run down my nans to bring back lots of stuff to burn on our bonfire. Mum always made tomato soup and sausages.
Vintage posters from many of the most celebrated British fireworks companies such as Pains, Standard, Astra, and Lion. From the pyro grandmaster's collection at Epic Fireworks Flickr.
British sweet rationing 1940-1953 - Make your own sweets (candy) from wartime recipes.
At the start of WW2 foodstuff, clothing and many items were rationed. Sweets gave a feeling of normality as the population suffered nightly bombing raids and widespread deaths.
Growing up in U.K. in the 50s/60s
What memories do you have of this time? What did you make your guy out of? Did you go out and get pennies for him? What did you do with the money you got?
30 of the Hippest Vintage Fireworks Posters, Packaging and Labels for The Fourth of July.
above: a vintage Litho from the Colorcraft Poster Co. in Oklahoma City I scoured the web, online fireworks museums, vintage poster shops and more to find 30 of the most beautifully designed graphic and illustrated fireworks labels, posters and packaging from the 20th century to share with you. You'll notice that the colors, typography and composition has made a comeback in much of today's design. I hope the following finds brighten up your Fourth of July! Labels and Posters from James Pain…
Vintage Adverts - Some interesting firework designs - Firework Nostalgia
Vintage Adverts - Some interesting firework designs - posted in Firework Nostalgia: I thought you might like to see these adverts for some very interesting vintage firework designs which were well ahead of their time.Astra Black Night Sputnik - 1959Astra Orbit Lunik Rocket - 1961Benwell Polaris Missile Space Satellite - 1962The last one reminds me of the little Brock's (Chinese) Flashing Firework With Voice that did not appear until the late 1970's in their selection boxes.
Remember, Remember the 5th of November - Photos of Pain's Fireworks Factory in 1928 - Flashbak
PAIN'S Fireworks Co. has roots in the East End of London dating back to the 15th Century. It could have been where Guy Fawkes got his gunpowder from.