The firing area and distant church might
look serene now, but all hell is about to break loose!
The distant murmurs of the waiting audience were interrupted
first of all by the whoosh and bang of some rockets. These were
review items, sourced for UKFR by its members. These were followed
by a number of cakes and candles, fired singly under the scrutiny
of a UKFR jury.
With the "official" business finished and the audience
warmed-up, it was time to open the gates of hell. A blinding
flash and huge boom erupted from high up on the far field. Even
though I was expecting this huge fireball to start the main
display, it still made me jump. You can see this fireball in
the "Extras" chapter.
With car alarms going and a stunned audience wondering if they
really should have stayed in for the evening, it was time to
get the main display underway. Enjoy some long exposure shots
from up on the hill...
Firers are dwarfed by the massive barrages
Barrage of Golden Lion's Silver Fish In
Candle corner - visible from space!
The end of Eros
A huge amount of category three was fired (many thousands of
pounds worth) and you can see the highlights of this in the
video below which includes a few cat 4 sections included in
the main display. But that was not all. Check out the next sections
for the separate cat 4 BIG finale and many extras!
cat 3 display : Highlights of the main display.
75Mb Windows Media video file in ZIP format. Please
right click on the link and save the complete file
before opening and playing.
Wonderful barrages of pretty