Saturday, November 21, 2009

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes was an early terrorist who tried to bomb Parliament in 1605 in hopes of restoring England to Roman Catholicism. He was caught on November 5, and ever after, Brits celebrate his demise with a bonfire. They no longer seem to burn the "guy" effigy, but have added fireworks.

We went to the nearby village of Haverthwaite on a rainy fifth of November, paid 3 pounds to the local firebugs/firefighters, and watched the pile of rubbish go up in flames.

I was delighted to find a plethora (always looking for an opportunity to use the word) of wellie styles on fellow muckers. Unfortunately the camera was at home.

The fireworks were much longer than we expected. And close. Maybe 150 yards away.

We squished back to the car, quite happy that we didn't park on the field.

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