From Pits to Palaces

The Explosive Adventures of Wilf Scott  MVO, BA (HONS), MFA

Some adventures from a Firework Man. 76 pages, not all pictures and where the truth is always fresh.

Contact Wilf to buy your copy for £23 inc P&P (UK only).


The Queen's Golden Jubilee
The Royal Victorian Order
The Early Years
Born Shildon, Co. Durham in 1946
Scorton Grammar School
Worked in theatre - Georgian Theatre, Richmond, Yorks and travelling productions
Reading University, Fine Arts Department BA (Hons.), MFA
Southern Television childrens' programmes
Film production - the Art Department goes to war
Special effects for the Battle of Britain film
Obtained Special Effects Props union ticket
Tim Hunkin - the beginning of fireworks
Worked for Festival Fireworks as a labourer
Film work with George Harrison's Handmade Films and Maya Films
The Middle East
Royal Oman Tattoo for two years
Oman National Day for ten years (50 shows in total)
Arab Football Championship, Qatar
Sharjah Exp.
Sheik Zhaid's daughter's wedding - Al Ain
Bahrain National Day for eight years
King Hussein's son's wedding in the palace, Amman, Jordan
Rock 'n' Roll
Pink Floyd 1976 - to the last Tour Division Bell, four tours
The Wall, Berlin, Roger Waters
The Rolling Stones, three tours, Europe
Tina Turner, one tour, Europe
Michael Jackson, Wembley
Wham, The Finale, Wembley
Knebworth, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple
Free Nelson Mandela, Wembley
Freddie Mercury Tribute, Wembley
Bon Jovi, Wembley/Sheffield
The Fallas and Mascleta
Edinburgh and André Previn in the Hyde Park
Edinburgh end of Festival Show
André Previn Concert, Hyde Park
Thames Day
Winter's End, Festival Hall
Naming Ceremonies and Sail Aways
Ship naming ceremonies around the world
Container ships
Cruise ships
Festivals and Competitions
Bastille Day, Paris
Chinese New Year, Hong Kong
Global Fest, Calgary
Casa del Campo, Madrid
Big Shows in the UK
The Forth Bridge Centenary
SFX for the Armada Celebrations, Plymouth
Edinburgh Millennium
The Queen's Ruby Wedding
G7, Buckingham Palace
VE Day, Buckingham Palace
Music on Fire, Sandhurst
Lord Mayor's Show, River Thames
The Golden Jubilee