"Bangers were a penny each."
Box of Brocks Bangers (224 * 500)
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In the 1950s, British kids could buy loose fireworks, including bangers, from the corner shop. Bangers would be used as weapons in street play long before Bonfire Night.

 

 

Benwell penny banger
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Rainbow Mighty Midget Banger
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Bigger Dam Buster Banger
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