5- 6 November: fireworks!

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Fireworks on Guy Fawks' night
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The day of 5th November is traditionally known in the UK as Guy Fawkes‘ night, to commemorate the day when a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 was foiled. Bonfires were lit across London to celebrate and give thanksgiving for the plot failure, leading to the annual celebration of fireworks and bonfires to be established.

Want to learn more? See: http://www.parliament.uk/about/faqs/house-of-commons-
 

Our walking group has received a special invite to two local evening events this coming weekend:

Saturday 5 November – fireworks at North Crawley; perfect if you like to experience quintessential English village atmosphere

Sunday 6 November – a bonfire and fireworks at Chicheley Hall

A Roman Candle set off on Bonfire Night
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We are planning to attend these two events as a small group representing our walking society at Cranfield University. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Kristina.

 

 

2 thoughts on “5- 6 November: fireworks!

    ksodo said:
    November 4, 2011 at 22:06

    Hi everyone, the weather forecast now appears much better for tomorrow, therefore the plan is for Saturday evening 5 November:

    Meet and depart at 7.30pm from in front of the Community Centre
    Arrive at the Cock in the village by 8.15pm. The fireworks will start at 8.30pm. Stop at the Cock after the fireworks for a drink/ food. Expected return time 22 hours max.

    PS: We have 3 big torches for the walk in the dark-)

    ksodo said:
    November 6, 2011 at 01:43

    We had a very special evening. Nine of us went for a walk in the dark across the fields to North Crawley where we met Chris from the local historical society and her niece Helen. They led us to where the fireworks take place every year. They are done by now an elderly gentleman who has been doing them over 60 years. The fireworks were amazing: there were numerous spinning wheels, fireworks travelling back an forth along a stretched line, various colours and stars. We then went to the Cock pub for a drink and to celebrate Moustafa Elnadi’s birthday. See our Photos page for a link to photos from the evening.

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