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:
What’s good for Guy Fawkes is good for the Royals:
In 1928, the factory looked like this: