Standard Fireworks

Established in 1891, Standard Fireworks, the UK’s number one firework brand was the brainchild of Yorkshire wholesale draper James Greenhalgh.

Always the entrepreneur James had seen that there was money to be made selling fireworks through his drapery business in the weeks before November 5th – Bonfire Night. The fireworks were mainly made by outworkers, usually local coal miners supplementing their income. Supplies for the fireworks were also brought from China by sea and arrived at Huddersfield by barge.