Our new Flickr photostream

Montage of professional fireworks in night sky

We’ve just launched our new Flickr photo stream where you can see our own photos of some of the best displays we have worked on over the years.

We’ll update this stream from time to time, so please follow it if you are a Flickr user (it’s free to join). Flickr is more specialist than Instagram, not least because you can download images direct from the site in high res and use them under a Creative Commons Licence (but not for commercial purposes).

Fauld Crater

Aerial view of the Fauld Crater near our fireworks storage site

Peak Fireworks share a storage facility with Electrify Pyrotechnics at Fauld in Staffordshire. Fauld is a tiny settlement famous (or infamous) as being the site of one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. You can watch a short video about it here.

This may not sound like a great place to store fireworks. But it is. The security and safety of the site is second to none, and we’re delighted to be based there.

Stalgamites are in stock

Stalagmite firework for sale
Just got some great new stock in from Kimbolton fireworks – including their spectacular Stalgmite conic fountains. These are a great addition to the quiet displays we supply to Electrify Pyrotechnics, but they also make a fantastic addition to a garden display.
 
Some of you may now that Kimbolton sadly closed down this year after 55 years as one of the most innovative firework companies in the UK. But their name (and many of their products) have been taken on by Phoenix Fireworks, who are going to continue as one of our main suppliers.

Pow!

Fireworks crew silhouetted against the explosions and sparks at a training event

Part of the brilliant training event yesterday with our friends at Electrify Pyrotechnics. They mix fireworks with light and sound for the most amazing spectacles. The video from last night’s exercise can be seen here.

Watch it and see if you can work out how it was done!

Your fireworks are being made while you read this

Close up of firework being made in China

We’ve just had news that our spectacular fireworks for this year are now being made to order in China. They will be ready for shipping by next month and will be with us in good time for the bonfire season (as well as for all the weddings and parties we will be helping people to celebrate over the summer). These are already planned in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, the rest of the East Midlands, and across the UK.

The photo above shows someone making a 94 shot z cake. The small tubes will fire first – quickly and in a sweeping motion across the sky – with the final four bigger tubes launching big effects into the sky at the end. The whole lot will go off in about 30 seconds, so this is a stunning firework to use at the end of your display. We have loads of these ordered for delivery to our depot in Staffordshire this summer. And don’t forget that we offer free delivery to all postcodes starting NG (Nottingham) and DE (Derby).

We use similar fireworks in the professional displays we run with our friends at Electrify – so give us a ring if you are planning a big event and let us take the whole thing off your hands. We do everything from the risk assessment, to the design, the layout, the firing, and the clear up afterwards.