Fireworks and regulations pertaining to the sale of them was very different in the mid 20th century.

Disneys, Store on the Green

In the 1940s and 50’s, the shop we now know as M&Ms Butchers was owned by the Disney family. By all accounts it was a somewhat shambolically stocked but they sold ‘almost everything’ and what they didn’t have ‘ Alec would attempt to get’.

They sold bundles of fireworks, mainly ‘bamgers’ for 1d or 2d from a large bin, the bottom of which was thick with loose gunpowder!