VIDEO: How they made fireworks in 1930s Yorkshire

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Fireworks are big business, particularly at this time of year.

And as the nation prepares to stare into the skies on another November 5th bonfire night, it is worth pondering just how far the process has come.

This video footage offers us a glimpse into history at a Huddersfield fireworks factory as staff prepared to make things go with a bang.

In one scene, the fireworks can be seen being tested in a field full of chickens, although we don't think they look too impressed.

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