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Thread: Whats everyone doing for bonfire night?

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    We're off to a local show at a small school who always spend a fortune on their fireworks. Bit disappointed that most of the big shows are now at the weekend and not on the night but still it should be fun

    I remember when I was young our dad would buy fireworks and let them off in the back garden, does anyone still do that or is it all shows now?

    Whats everyone else doing?



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    Our neighbour still has fireworks in their garden - last year they were setting them off right next to their rabbit hutch. :mad:

    We'll be watcing out the windows tonight - Steven still not sure about fireworks.

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    We are in. My youngest is still very scared of the noise.
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    we sometimes do small fireworks in our garden, not like *some* of the neighbours who think they're putting on a professional display :rolleyes008:

    however, we have none tonight. we will be going to my sisters house for a bonfire and a few fireworks but that's not 'til saturday - she has a bigger garden than me so we can all fit in it far more easily!




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    Nothing tonight (well we have the dogs 'improver' puppy class later).

    We saw Legolands fireworks last Saturday and then this Saturday the kids and I are going to a friends DS's school fireworks and then jacket potatos for dinner, that has come a bit of a tradition :p015:






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    OH! OH! A bonfire night, tell me about it, when do you have it, the same time each year? Do you cook hotdogs? I just love a big fire this time of year, with lots of friends.

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    What is bonfire night? What does it celebrate?

    And Grammiepo's questions, too! :D

    Can you tell I live in the desert?

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    November 5th every year. Goes back to when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament but failed and was executed. Traditionally it's a bonfire with a "guy" on top - an effigy of Guy Fawkes, and lots of fireworks to symbolise the gunpowder in the bomb. Steven learned about it at school this week and I'm ashamed to say he knows more about it than me. :7:

    Food - oooh jacket potatoes, sossidges, soup, all the hearty comfort foods come out. :D

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    Cool! Sounds like fun!

    And good food! :D

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    Here you go - a pretty easy to read version. Of course it was all about religious freedom. Nothing changes huh.

    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk...ot_of_1605.htm

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