On August 23rd 2003, firework enthusiasts
and the public descended on Stanford Hall in the Midlands
for the British Semi-Professional Firework Championships 2003.
The rules were simple: Each team, consisting
of non-professional firers, had a budget of just £500
of garden and display fireworks and had to create a display
to compete for the title of champion. In addition to the budget
limitations, the shows were fired in front of a huge crowd
in an imposing setting!
The competition was incredibly tough with every single
display producing marvelous effects and each team showed their
skill in turning £500 of garden and display fireworks
into shows of near professional quality. Pictured above:
Sky Monkeys turn night into day, illuminating the hall and
thousands of spectators on the water's edge.
We were there to capture the sweat, the firing
and of course, the end results. I'm sure, like us, you will
be very impressed with each display and marvel at what you
can do with just £500 of fireworks.
Following the displays, MLE Pyrotechnics took
the centre stage and showed what the real professionals can
do with what can only be described as a jaw-dropping demonstration
of professional firing.
In this special feature, we include both photographic
and video material from every display. Sit
back and marvel at what you can achieve with £500 of
fireworks, download the video clips and be your own judge
of the displays.
Use the options below to visit each section,
these options are repeated at the foot of each page. We start
by looking behind the scenes (setting up) before concentrating
on each team's display in turn in the order they were fired.
We end with a look at MLE's display, the results, and a thanks
and links page if you want to know more or check out other
sources of information. You can go through each section in
order by using the "Next page >" option:
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cooperation in allowing us to film and make this feature.
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