My firework in the UK story is this, I used to work looking after people with learning difficulty who lived in their own houses, in groups of two or three. What do you say to frightened people who can not understand why the neighbourhood kids are firing rockets into their living room windows night after night. The police did nothing, saying unless they happened to witness this their hands were tied. I remember one man sobbing and asking what he had done to make people hate them so much. I love public displays, but sadly there are far too many stupid people in the UK to be trusted with fireworks.