Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...
So, yesterday we headed over to Tandridge Village for our Guy Fawkes night bonfire & fireworks!
We started off at 'The Barley Mow' for a drink, and the judging of the Guys. Every year, the kids of the village design all kinds of human sized Guy figures to be thrown on the bonfire (looks kind of sick actually!). They had some quite good ones this year, I think I saw a vampiric Elvis one which was cool! I wonder which politicians were being burnt at the stake in Lewes this year.. now that was a frightening experience; we went there a couple of years ago when I was living down in Brighton, and we spent the whole time trying to find police to stand next to to avoid fireworks being thrown at us by people in the crowd! Dangerous students!
Anyway, the torchlit procession then emerged from round behind the pub, which we joined to walk up the hill to the bonfire field..
Grabbed some tomato soup, and a veggie hot dog whilst they lit the bonfire with the torches!
It all looked very pagan..
And finished off with some fireworks!