For all my lovely readers who are wondering what the heck I am going on about. The tradition of Guy Fawkes-related bonfires actually began the very same year as the failed coup. The Plot was foiled in the night between the 4th and 5th of November 1605. Already on the 5th, agitated Londoners who knew little more than that their King had been saved, joyfully lit bonfires in thanksgiving. As years progressed, however, the ritual became more elaborate.
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We enjoyed the warmth of the bonfire for hours while munching our way through bags and bags of doughnuts, absolutely the perfect way to spend a Saturday night. ( My camera decided it didn’t want to play along after the excitement of the fireworks ).