Going up in smoke
Guy Fawkes put in an appearance at the Hamlets Bonfire celebration this year. He was magnificent- almost too good to burn with buckles on his shoes and attire befitting any gent from 1605. But then if you plot to blow up parliament your fate is sealed.
Hot chestnuts roasted on the burner and there were hot dogs, pumpkin soup and cake washed down with cider and soft drinks. There was a bottle of whiskey for the winning entry into a competition which asked how much a penny in 1605 was worth . Sparklers twirled, fireworks exploded overhead and the fire burnt brightly. Corporate firework events are great but nothing can replace the intimate gathering of friends. its another good reason to 'remember, remember the 5th of November
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