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An unbelievable British Musical Fireworks Championships
Photograph by Patrick Trollope.

SADLY the British Musical Fireworks Championships on Friday had to be cancelled due to the weather, but Saturday, 28 September and Sunday, 29 September still went ahead despite the extreme weather. Even with Southport's Victoria Park remembering a big marshy lake, the wind and rain, the horrendous conditions did not put off the crowds as hundreds of people, from all over the UK and we also found out that some had come just to see the event all the way from New York (America) after hearing about the incredible displays online.

After 2 nights of pyrotechnics lighting up the sky, the judges had to pick the winner. This year the decision is as follows:- 3rd place was 1st Galaxy Fireworks Ltd, who fired 2nd on Sunday. Then came Pyro 2000 Ltd in second place. Pyro 2000 Ltd fired 2nd on Sunday... But taking the title:- 'British Musical Firework Champion 2019' was Distant Thunder, who fired 4th on Saturday and had come all the way from Market Lavington to fire their display. After the win the team said:- "A massive massive thank you to all of our crew who battled monsoon rains and 50kmh winds to place 1st at the British musical fireworks championships 2019. They won't often get a harder show rig! I've never (or wish to again) work in those conditions and it has to be said that all crews up here this weekend were incredible in awful weather. It takes long days, months of work which no one sees and a special mention to Steve Martin for hours of lonely preparation work at the sheds and also for his help with the vision and technical input on show design. We've only gone and done it. Wiltshire you have some champions!"

All the teams did an amazing job in extreme conditions. We even struggled to get photos, so how the teams pulled this off is anyone's guess. Well done to all the teams and we look forward to seeing to seeing the return of the British Musical Fireworks Championships in 2020. For more information about the displays please visit the events official Facebook Page and also for the latest updates for 2020, visit the events official Twitter Account.


If you have not already see Part 1 of our coverage of this event, please click on here now and also don't forget to check out the rest of our coverage in this weeks issue!


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