Trafalgar Dinner Fireworks Display 2009
We love a bit of history at Alchemy, and this is one for the patriots and historians! The 1805 Club are a group dedicated to preserving the memorials of the Georgian sailing Navy, as well as promoting research in this field, and especially in Lord Nelson. One of their many fundraising events is a Trafalgar Dinner, held at the beautiful New House, Redlynch in Hampshire. It’s a unique piece of British architecture, a three-winged Jacobean delight with set in front of a sloping lawn… the perfect place for a fireworks display!
Now, this isn’t just any old firework display. There are certain traditions to uphold, especially when the man at the reins is 1805 Club Chairman Peter Warwick. Resplendent in an esoteric Black-Tie-and-Tin-Hat outfit Peter announces each of Nelson’s four major naval victories – St Vincent, Copenhagen, Aboukir, and Trafalgar- and each is accompanied by a hurrah and a salutary rocket! It’s a brilliant tradition, and a great prelude to the display proper.
“Amazingly, each year the Trafalgar display surpasses that of the year before. The guests love it. Not only is Alchemy creative and flexible with its display ideas, but the people are super to work with.” Peter Warwick, Chairman, 1805 Club
Alchemy Fireworks useful links: The 1805 Club