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Pain’s Fireworks Factory 1928: Where Guy Fawkes Bought His Gunpowder

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PAIN’S Fireworks Co. has roots in the East End of London dating back to the 15th Century:

History suggests that the barrels of gunpowder used in the infamous plot to blow up the Parliament of James I in 1605, were “manufactured by a gunpowder manufacturer within earshot of the Bells of Bow”.
At that time the only such business was one John Pain, the founder of the modern day Pain’s Fireworks.

Guy Fawkes shops here:

 

pains

 

1908

1908

 

 

What’s good for Guy Fawkes is good for the Royals:

 

pain fireworks 1892

 

 

In 1928, the factory looked like this:

 

Pain's fireworks factory 1928

‘Pains’ firework factory
Ref #: PA.4453878
Date: 01/02/1928

Pain's fireworks factory 1928

Two of the female workers at James Pain & Sons Firework factory display some of the elaborate fireworks produced by this London company.
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Date: 01/02/1928

ames Pain & Sons Firework factory 'Pains' firework factory Ref #: PA.4494472 Date: 01/02/1928

ames Pain & Sons Firework factory
‘Pains’ firework factory
Ref #: PA.4494472
Date: 01/02/1928

Pain's fireworks factory

Pain's fireworks factory

James Pain & Sons Firework factory
Firework production at ‘Pains’ firework factory
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Date: 01/02/1928

 

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