5th November: fireworks!

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Fireworks on Guy Fawks' night
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“Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot”

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 thanks for the plot’s 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 a local evening event tomorrow:

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

A Roman Candle set off on Bonfire Night
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We are planning to attend this event as a small group representing our walking society at Cranfield University. If you are interested in joining us, please give us a heads up at the earliest, so that we can arrange for the return transport (optional).

Start at: 7:30 PM in front of Cafe Book shop.

Total walk length: circa 6.6 km (4 miles) approx

Its a walk to North Crawley via Folly Lane. The fireworks begin at 8:30 PM and will go on for 30 mins approx. And we should be back by 9:30-10:00 PM

Walk back is optional. Depending on public demand and participation. 🙂

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk. Although the weather is predicted to be clear, it can get a little nippy.