The British Firework Championships were started in 1997 by The Event Services Association (TESA), a trade body representing the outdoor events industry in the UK.
Each year six professional display companies are selected by draw to take part.-and every sixth year there is a Champions event when winners from the previous five years (plus the previous Champion-of-Champions winner) return to battle it out for the overall title Champion-of-Champions.
Plymouth became the favoured location, due to it's natural amphitheatre where large scale pyrotechnics could be used safely and viewed by spectators from a variety of points around the harbour and Sound.
Despite varying weather conditions over the years and a World War II bomb being found on the site, this event has taken place every year.
Spectators gather on Plymouth Hoe, to enjoy spending time amongst the fairground and catering facilities and are able to enjoy live music on stage provided by Heart FM radio station.
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