Final day goes off with a bang!

The final day of filming for Heritage Rescue season 2 just wrapped. The Top-Shelf Productions show started shooting the 8 episodes back in February. Today was a pick-up shoot to most notably film the firing of the 132 year old 'disappearing' gun (1885) on North Head, Devonport, Auckland NZ. It has only been fired a handful of times in the last century. It's first firing was in 1887, 2 years after it was built, to test if it actually worked!

 Pyrotechnic and armoury whizzes Daryl Richard and Grant Philpott at work on the 1885 disappearing gun on North Head, Auckland NZ

Pyrotechnic and armoury whizzes Daryl Richard and Grant Philpott at work on the 1885 disappearing gun on North Head, Auckland NZ

 The gun is ready, area cordoned off and now waiting for Heritage Rescue presenter Brigid Gallegher to come and push the detonator....

The gun is ready, area cordoned off and now waiting for Heritage Rescue presenter Brigid Gallegher to come and push the detonator....

 The crowd gathering

The crowd gathering