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Planning a grand firework display of your own this year? Here's the best value deals on the market as well as some important info about staying safe on bonfire night!
The bright side to all this cold weather is that firework night is just around the corner!
There's nothing quite like wrapping up warm and heading down to a firework display with friends and family armed with sparklers.
But for those lucky folk with big gardens, putting on your own firework display is JUST as fun but can cost a pretty penny.
So here are the best value fireworks in the supermarkets at the moment...
This is a dramatic and spectacular but short lived firework. Also known as 'pot á feu', the mine shoots coloured stars into the sky with flashes and bangs. Mines are generally the loudest of all fireworks, with noise levels sometimes reaching as high as 120 decibels.
Cakes are a group of fireworks that can be set off one immediately after the other for incredible effect and a customised display in one small package. They generally consist of Rockets, Roman Candles or a mix of both.
Barrage fireworks are pre-ready Cakes that contain a mixture of firework types to create their own unique effect. People running their own displays can buy several Barrages and simply let them off one at a time for a pre-prepared fireworks extravaganza.
The most common and exciting firework the Rocket can climb to an incredible height. Depending on the type of rocket used, some can reach 30 - 60 metres before exploding with a loud bang.
Roman Candles can spit out stars in just a single colour or a variety of colours. A number of noise effects are available for these fireworks, including hummers and crackles.
Fountains are a brilliant great option if you want a beautiful visual but without the loud and often surprising sound effects, such as bangs and whistles. Fountains once lit release a shower of sparks.
Catherine Wheels get their name from St. Catherine who, according to legend, was to be martyred upon a spinning wheel. The noise effects associated with Catherine Wheels include crackles and whistles, which can be heard as the coil spins.
Follow the official safety code...
• It is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under 18
• Ensure that all children are supervised
• Read the instructions carefully, using a torch or hand lamp NEVER use a naked flame
• Light fireworks at arms length using a taper or a firework lighter
• Stand well back and NEVER return to a firework after it has been lit, it could explode in your face
• Keep fireworks in a sealed box or tin
• Use them one at a time, replacing the lid immediately
• NEVER throw fireworks
• NEVER put fireworks in your pocket
• Take care with sparklers, wear gloves to hold them and dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water as soon as they are finished
• NEVER give sparklers to a child under 5
• Keep all pets and animals indoors
• Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
• Only buy fireworks marked BS7114 or BSEN 15947