The comic duo Hale and Pace insist that “there is nothing more stupiderer… than messing about with fire works on the street!” According to the Explosives Act (1875) it is an offence to throw or set off fireworks in any highway, street, thoroughfare or public place.
Despite this, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents recorded 590 firework injuries during a four-week period between October and November 2004. Interestingly, 516 of the injured parties were over the age of 20. ‘The Management’ would have been very disappointed. .