Saturday, 7 November 2009

Remembering Guy Fawkes

Last Thursday night, 5th November, we remembered Guy Fawkes along with a few other Brits, with a packet of sparklers on the dock. Fawkes belonged to a group of Roman Catholic restorationists in England who planned the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 - their aim was to displace Protestant rule by blowing up the Houses of Parliament. Fawkes was arrested a few hours before the planned explosion, during a search of the cellars underneath Parliament in the early hours of 5 November prompted by the receipt of an anonymous warning letter. To this day many people still believe that Fawkes in the only man to enter Parliament with honest intentions! Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, is celebrated throughout the UK every year with bonfires, fireworks and sparklers. Our attempt was a little feeble, but not bad considering...Olly

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