The Last Fireworks Factory In The UK Closed

- Feb 22, 2019-

On February 19, 2019, according to Cambridge News, Cambridge-news: A fireworks factory in Cambridgeshire (Eastern England) that had been in operation for more than 50 years was closed.

Kimbolton Fireworks: Reverend Ron Lancaster

(Photo: Kimbolton Fireworks Founder: Mr. Lancaster)

The Kimbolton Fireworks has provided products for large-scale fireworks displays such as the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.


Reverend Ron Lancaster was founded in a small workshop in 1964. According to the official website of the Kimbolton Fireworks, they were the only remaining fireworks manufacturer in the UK before they ceased operations.

From the creation to 2019, the company stopped operating: 55 years

The founder, Mr. Lancaster, was born in a noisy fireworks, where - Huddersfield - West Yorkshire: is the production base of the famous British fireworks brand "standard fireworks" and "lion fireworks".

In 1963, he moved to Kimbolton and worked as a chemistry teacher and pastor at the Kimbolton School. In the second year, set up a laboratory and devoted himself to fireworks: creating a Kimbolton fireworks


Mr. Lancaster demonstrates the chemical test of explosives

In 1988, he retired from his teaching position, but still pays attention to the operation of his fireworks factory. In 1993, he won the British Empire Medal in recognition of his service and contribution to the fireworks industry.

Mr. Lancaster demonstrates fireworks

Bankruptcy executor Begbies Traynor is currently dealing with the matter.


Fireworks Bridge Note:

Mr. Lancaster, who is over 80 years old, is still fighting on the front line of fireworks, although the fireworks factory is not operating. But its contribution to the fireworks industry is forever.