Although today Kimbolton Fireworks is the market leader in firework production and operator fired displays, the company started from humble beginnings, founded in 1964.
The company founder, Reverend Ron Lancaster had a fascination for fireworks and chemistry from his very early years growing up in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. This historical centre of the UK fireworks industry saw Ron experimenting with pyrotechnic devices and helping to organise displays for the local community during the Second World War, at a time when fireworks were not available.
In later years Ron was appointed as Chaplain and taught chemistry at Kimbolton School in Cambridgeshire where his passion for fireworks grew and he carried out extensive research for the firework industry from his newly constructed workshops. As the reputation of the Reverend Lancaster’s fireworks and displays grew, Kimbolton Fireworks Ltd was formed.
Kimbolton Fireworks remains at the core, a family owned business with a commitment to deliver the highest quality products and service.
Kimbolton fireworks have recently provided, amongst many other high-profile events, displays for London New Years Eve, Edinburgh Hogmanay, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the London Olympics 2012!