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    Remember Remember the 5th of November!

    FireworksI am sure that when Guy Fawkes was plotting his terrible treason back in 1605 he did not suspect that some 400 years later he would be a household name!

    The tradition was started when on 5th November 1605 the inhabitants of London were encouraged to light bonfires to celebrate the fact that the king had escaped being blown up. Until 1859 it was a day of thanksgiving, shame it was abolished, we could have had an extra bank holiday! Guy Fawkes was only one of 13 people involved in the plot but it is his name that has been remembered most.

    The fireworks were added to the celebrations around 1650. The burning of an effigy started in 1673 when the Duke of York, who was heir to the throne, became a catholic and upset his subjects. The original effigy was hence of the Pope, but latterly it is Guy Fawkes or just who ever is unpopular at the time! In recent years, due to safety concerns, it has been more popular to have big organised events.

    These are held all over the country and there is bound to be one near you. What could be better on a cold winters evening than being wrapped up in a warm jacket by a nice warm fire, eating a baked potato and wathcing a spectacular firework display? No, it isn't just for the kids, us adults enjoy it too! If you are having fireworks at home, please remember to follow the safety precautions and stay safe.

    Have a good bonfire night!

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