28.10.12

Remember Remember...

The 5th of November.... Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason..
Should ever be forgot.

Down in the south of England, The Sussex Bonfire Societies hold a series of bonfire festivals from September through to November. They mark Guy Fawkes night and the burning of 17 protestant martyrs in Lewes' High Street 1555 to 1557 during the reign of Mary Tudor.
Over the course of 146 years, over 300 martyrs were burnt at the stake for heresy against the catholic faith.
(Thank you wikipedia.)

And i think most people know the history behind Guy Fawkes Night.
5th November 1605, Guy Fawkes, who was part of the Gunpowder Plot, was found guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath The House of Lords and arrested. He and 3 other plotters were hung drawn and quatered, but after the 3rd man died, Guy Fawkes managed to jump from the gallows, breaking his neck in the fall and thus, avoiding the latter part of his execution.

So anyway.... The whole point of my post is to share with you our own villages Bonfire Night. 

We are super lucky to live where we do for many reasons but Bonfire Night is the one event that really brings the community together. Fundraising through the year and enjoying a joyous and lively evening of a preocession, a bonfire like no other and a huge firework display. People from nearby villages and towns all get together to celebrate and make each year even better than the last!

Here is our night... In pictures...

(Also... before i forget to tell you guys... Joe surprised me with a new camera this week!! Canon 650D.. how freakin' exciting!! So we have been trying to get to grips with it the past day or so, and this was the first time in the dark we had used it!)  

Happy boy!


The procession starts, with our village leading
 



Testing out the flip screen!!

The local

An upgrade from last year, fire eaters!












This is my favourite photo of the night.


The procession walking back, on their way to light the bonfire


Bonfire lit... Fireworks start!



 Baby boy slept through the fireworks in the back carrier!!










 The firework display was AMAZING this year, absolutely incredible how a village of just over 1,000 (including surrounding parts) raise enough to put on such a night!!

Bring on 2013!!


I've joined these awesome link ups this week - go check them out!!

 

Ni Hao Yall

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21 comments:

  1. What an amazing celebration! Most American's didn't know anything about Guy Fawkes until the movie V for Vendetta came out! The fireworks are amazing!!

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  2. Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
    -meandmr.com

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  3. Thanks for hosting this weeks blog hop. Im one of your newest followers.
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  4. whoa! that fire show looks so awesome. stopping by from the link up. newest follower!

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  5. Those are some AWESOME pictures!!!

    New follower! Hope you will stop by and visit More Than Mommies! We would love for you to come by on Friday to help us make our first More than Mommies Mixer a success!!

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  6. New GFC follower from Mom's Monday Mingle! Thanks for cohosting!
    Erin
    http://travelingkidsonthego.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow great pictures! I'm a new follower from the Mom's Mingle. Thanks for hosting!

    Holly
    http://notdonegrowing.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi! New GFC follower from the Mom's Monday Mingle blog hop! Would love to have you as a follower too!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
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  9. New follower from the blog hop. I'd love for you to stop by some time and follow back if you can:)

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  10. Are you a fan of V for Vendetta?! Loved that movie! I'm your newest follower :) Hope you will follow our journey too!
    xo,
    Karen
    www.themaxells.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi, I am your newest follower via RSS feed. I would love it if you would check out the
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  12. What awesome pictures! I love the pictures of them twirling the flames? it looks like.. I am a new follower of yours from the Monday Mingle blog hop. Would love if you could come visit and follow my blog.

    Thanks
    Nichole
    www.pinkieforpink.com

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  13. Awesome pictures! Your baby boy looks so cute sleeping. I'm a new follower. Would love for you to come visit me at www.thislifesbeautifulmoments.com when you get a chance. =)

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  14. Oh I love fireworks! New follower from the mingle, would love a follow back :).

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  15. Brand new follower! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pictures. Looks like fun was had by all. Very cool.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  16. That looks awesome! I'm excited to be following along with you from the Mom's Mingle! I would love for you to follow back and link up with the Mommy Moments Blog Hop that I am hosting if you get the chance:)

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  17. Those was such cool pictures!


    Thanks for liking up with Super Sunday Sync!
    Glad you stopped by,
    Hope to see you next week :)

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  18. Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for co-hosting. I am your newest fan =D
    Look forward to catching up on your super cute blog

    Stop by when you get a chance =D

    Lotte
    http://www.bericebaby.co.uk

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  19. This is amazing!! My hubby is a Guy Fawkes nut, he would love this. I'm a new follower via the Mom's Mingle.

    Lindsey from Babiesbooksandbeyond.com

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  20. That is sweet!!! I want to go to a bonfire!
    Love the pictures!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Please come back this Sunday! You could win a co-host gig!!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

    PS ~ Not on blogger :( Sorry about the no reply

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