The Old Almondburians' Society
The Old Almondburians
REV RON LANCASTER MBE (1942-50)
Reverend Ron Lancaster is the founder of Kimbolton Fireworks, the UK's market leader in firework production and operator fired displays. He was fascinated by fireworks and chemistry from his very early years growing up in Huddersfield, the historical centre of the UK fireworks industry. His interest in Chemistry was further aroused by Dr Calloway at Almondbury Grammar School and Ron began experimenting with pyrotechnic devices. In due course, he helped 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 in 1964.
Kimbolton Fireworks remains at the core, a family owned business with a commitment to deliver the highest quality products and service.
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Recorded on 3 October 2006
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