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Success all round at Falmouth Flares Disposal Day


Last month’s Flares Disposal was a busy and successful day for our Falmouth Marina team as they hosted their first ever flares disposal day, in collaboration with safety experts Seago Yachting.

The day was an opportunity for Falmouth berth holders and other local boat owners to bring along any out of date flares to get them checked and disposed of safely. The event was a huge success, with a total of 534 flares handed in with visitors from as far away as Exeter attending. 

Interesting finds on the day included a flare dating back to 1974 and even one thought to be from the 1930’s or World War II era. We also had one dating back to the early 1960’s from company, James Pain and Son, founded in 1850 and specialising in fireworks. The Pain family name goes all the way back to the 1620’s when they were known for selling gunpowder – so lots of history behind just this one flare! 

Mark Evans, Marina Manager comments: “We are pleased to have been able to bring this event to our berth holders and the Falmouth community. We had some wonderful feedback and the total collected just demonstrates that it was a much required service”.