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British Firework Championships 2014

SUTTON EXPERIENCE HARBOUR LIVING WORKING SHOPPING EVENTS DINING FACTS ABOUT FIREWORKS The world's largest single firework was set off at a festival in Japan in 1980 The shell weighed over half a tonne and the burst was over 1 kilometres across, that's three times the length of the Hoe Promenade. It's also the exact distance from the National Marina Aquarium to the Tinside Lido. A record breaking E6000 firework rockets were launched simultaneously in a spectacular opening to the Plymouth 2006 Fireworks Championships. The first recorded fireworks in England were at the wedding of King Henry VII in By Elizabethan times (1558-1603) there was a dedicated firework master to organise displays for great occasions. James I| even knighted his after the display for his coronation. The first fireworks were made in China, around 2000 years ago. Chinese Fire -Crackers as they are still known as, are still used in the country to Gelebrate weddings, births and religious festivals - and to scare away evil spirits! Approximately £15 million is spent on fireworks every year in the UK! Around the world, the annual bill exceeds £200 MLLION. A rocket can reach speeds of 1SOMPH however the shell can reach as high as 200 metres. Fireworks were used for centuries in ancient Thai and Indian religious ceremonies. Some feet long and attached to bamboo sticks 40 feet high. Make sure you are safe when using sparklers! Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch. Throwing a firework in a street or public place is a criminal offence, with a maximum fine of ES000. © SUTTON HARBOUR HOLDINGS PLC 2014

British Firework Championships 2014

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To celebrate this year's British Firework Championships we thought we'd create an infographic of fascinating firework facts! Enjoy!

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