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Fireworks to celebrate the new University College

July 1st, 2011 at 09:07

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs as taken from the Nottingham and Midland Counties Daily Express, which recorded the events of the day.

At dusk last night Mr. J. Pain, the pyrotechnist of metropolitan renown, gave a brilliant display of fireworks at the Trent Bridge Cricket-ground, in honour of the Prince’s visit to the town. The special features of the display were the facade of the University Buildings, portrait of Prince Leopold, &c. The Nottingham Military Band was in attendance. Dancing was largely indulged in. Mr. Pain’s fireworks are, as a rule, a success. Such was the case on the present occasion, The various set pieces were highly appreciated as the applause unmistakeably proved. There were hundreds of people upon the grounds, and locomotion was rendered difficult.

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