Thursday, 8 November 2012

White van girl and blowing up a castle

Saturday started early. Very early.

My first job of the day was van driving! It wasn't anything huge (my licence doesn't cover anything bigger than a long wheel-based transit), but it was still a little bit daunting. I got right into my stride, although I have to admit to not being your typical white-van-girl: tea in the cup holder and radio 4 playing in the background (I'm so old before my years!).

Our convey arrived in rainy Kenilworth and proceded to the site - around the ancient walls of the castle to the front. This was where my new van-driving skills let me down - it was grassy, muddy and wet :( One of the French crew that were working with us had to take over so that my van made it across the slippery surface safely.

This was a big rig: 12 crew working pretty much flat out. Seven firing positions, plus a mini bonfire-lighting show and lights on the wall of the castle to synchonise with the main show.

Isn't it an amazing setting?
The Round Table folks were very kind - every hour they came round with tea and coffee, and in some cases sandwiches and biscuits!

At 6:30pm, I cued the bonfire show. It was only 12 cues, but it was my first time giving the GOs on the radio. Exciting...

Around 7:30pm, the main show was fired. It was 22 minutes of great fireworks! The show was fired by laptop, so we all got to stand back and admire our hard work. Well, all except one member of the crew who was in charge of lighting the castle wall.

My iphone photos were pretty rubbish, so here is a few professional shots (taken from behind the castle):

Alan Ranger Photography

And the crowd seemed happy:


Job done :)

And I got to practise my French with some of the crew. Ok, so it was only numbers, but it's better than nothing. And we even had a joke in Spanish!

If fireworks really isn't your thing, never fear - the season is almost over and normal blog service will resume soon! :)

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