During its heyday between the 1950s and early '70s a factory in Kent produced fireworks for royal regattas, Disneyland and even the Winter Olympics.
The Wells Fireworks Factory in Dartford earned itself a reputation as the "Rolls Royce" of the explosives industry, producing both top-quality displays for large global events, as well as back garden bangers.
More than 70 years ago the family-run firm, first started by lighterman Joseph Wells, was at the forefront of the industry and also made pyrotechnics for the military during the war effort.
When it expanded its operation to Dartford in 1938 it was considered by the Home Office to be the best laid out factory in Europe.
It employed more than 150 people who worked out of a series of eerie-looking huts. Each spaced out separately by design to guard against its mass self destruction in the event of a fire.
But since it closed several decades ago, little remains of the site lost deep in the north Kent marshes.
Now through a collection of images gathered over the years by urban explorations to the site, we delve back into the fascinating history of this once thriving manufacturing hub.
It's worth highlighting, however, that KentOnline has been made aware parts of the site aren't safe and visits are not encouraged or recommended.