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Subject: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: kendall
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 08:55 PM

Do you still light bonfires all over Britain on November 5th?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 09:04 PM

A lot of decadent buggers did it tonight (Saturday 4th), a day early, whcih I thino is cheating - like shifting Christmas to the weekend when it isn't, or May Day to the nearest Monday.   

The fireworks were going off all over the place. Sounded like a war zone.

It occurred to me that it's good to live in a place where you can hear that stuff without seriously worrying whether it's guns and bombs.

But I went out singing instead, for harlowpoet's book launch. I like looking at fireworks, but I don't much like the sound. And I prefer bonfires with chestnuts and potatoes, and the kind of bangers you can eat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 09:42 AM

Both our neighbours had fireworks that sounded more like mortar attacks last night - still going at 10.30 last night!! In fact we could hear fireworks at 2am which was not funny!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: number 6
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 09:57 AM

It wasn't a happy day for Guy Fawkes.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 11:57 AM

No, its a bad thing. No wonder we got problems with Ireland when we have a festival where we burn a Catholic in effigy.

We ought to celebrate something nice.

Just can't think of anything. I thought it was nice when Lin married that French bloke on Howards Way. But then he drowned on honeymoon. I was shattered at the time time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: greg stephens
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 12:24 PM

Better to burn Catholics in effigy, rather than Protestants in reality, surely?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Shaneo
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 12:34 PM

Guy Fawkes had the right idea , burn down the houses of parliament and start from scratch to treat catholics and protestants as equal.
Maybe then there would not be so much oppression around the world


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: greg stephens
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 12:39 PM

Probably barrels of gunpowder weren't the most sensible things to use, then?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Metchosin
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 01:09 PM

Well, we were among the decadent last night too. This year my Guy, with his mask, sort of looked like an overweight Barbara Stanwick, a cross between my husband, me and my departed grandmother. Really weird and with the cord pants, houndstooth check sports jacket and cowboy hat, definitely not of the 17th century.

The great thing was that the bonfire seemed to hold off the record rainfall we've been having for the past few days. At least long enough for the sky to clear and the moon and stars to come out for a couple of hours, before it started pissing down again. Great night.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 01:41 PM

Here's a Guy Fawkes celebration with a difference - they are burning a model of the Houses of Parliament. November 5th 2005, Victoria Park London.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: fat B****rd
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 02:29 PM

I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that Guy Fawkes night/day had to be acknowledged by law until the mid 19th Century.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: terrier
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 04:55 PM

Well,it's 21:40 November 5th.
It's been a quiet night as Guy Fawkes nights go. All the animals outside seem to have settled down now. We've had no terrified escapees this year, I hope everyone else has been so lucky and I hope the bonfire night casualties have remembered that they are in the minority and most people have enjoyed the festivities. Maybe the OAP's have not had any fireworks pushed through their letter boxes this year and the baby in the pram will in time be thankful that the firework thrown into the crowded marketplace did not land in it's pram(but it was very close) and the man who was badly injured when a lighted firework was thrown into a building will recover without too much scarring.
I just love these quaint English customs. Never mind, ROLL ON NEXT YEAR.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 02:39 AM

A lot of decadent buggers did it tonight (Saturday 4th), a day early, whcih I thino is cheating

When I was younger, Bonfire Night was always on the 4th if the 5th fell on a Sunday. Those people enjoying themselves, when they should have been at church, would have been seen as the decadent ones.

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 04:01 AM

Guy Fawkes has just been declared as an ' English Icon ' here in Yorkshire we've long held Guy as one of the great Yorkshiremen of all times, [ along with Robin Hood ] it's been said a thousand times but no apologies for saying it again , Guy Fawkes was the last person to enter parliament with honest intentions.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 06:33 AM

Robin Hood a Yorkshireman?
You'll be telling us next his arch enemies were the Sheriff of Pontefract and Sir Guy of Halifax,Eric

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: fogie
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 10:40 AM

I used to love Bonfire night, and still long for the sparks flying, the smell of smoke and powder, and the chestnuts, baked spuds and parkin. My little problem is what it does to my poor dog, I cant take it with me ,and feel unable to leave it shaking and frightened in the house, even with the radio on full blast.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 10:58 AM

Old Guido resided just round the corner from where I type for a while - Ordsall Hall, Salford. One of the many national treasures that are under threat due to lack of funding and crap management unfortunately:-(

The thing about having your bonfire on a Saturday was not so much to do with decadence (does that mean having 10 teeth btw?) but to do with the Sunday issue mentioned. Sundays had allsorts of local by-laws attached to them. One of them, around these parts anyway, being you were not allowed to have bonfires (including the non-Guy Fawkes ones for buring garden rubbish) on a Sunday.

Richard 'Hamster' Hammond during his sojurn in Science Abuse did a realy good piece on whether the plot would have worked had it not been discovered - and boy did it! In a most spectacular style. Mind you I think the stocks of both gunpowder and concrete in the UK and most of Europe have never fully recovered from his experiment:-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 11:22 AM

Robin Hood - Locksley, just West of Sheffield. Died and buried at Kirklees priory, just off the Brighouse turn on the M62. Much evidence thet he resided in the Forest of Barnsdale, Barnsdale Bar about 6 miles south of Pontefract on the old Great North Road (Now bits of the A1).
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 12:36 PM

We decided to civilise it a bit this year. We had a bonfire consisting mainly of 30 drafts of a Phd, and used it to burn a few Jelly babies. We didn't bother dressing them....




Why be normal? It's less fun....


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 05:18 PM

"Much evidence thet he resided in the Forest of Barnsdale, "
How much time did he spend commuting to Nottingham Geoff?

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 12:23 AM

Historically Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire has no connection to Robin Hood, it's a Hollywood and Nottingham invention.
Robin Hood was always linked, as Geoff the Duck has already said, to the Forest of [ variously spelled ] Barnsdale, Barnisdale, Barndale, which is in YORKSHIRE.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 03:01 AM

And Father Christmas lives in Leeds or is that another legend hi-jack

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 04:36 AM

Their was a double page spread photograph in the Guardian on Monday of the procession at Lewes. Anybody see that?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 07:21 AM

Anyway what has it got to do with a Yellowbelly ?

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 08:44 AM

Well somebody's got to try and stop you Yorkies stealing all the best legends Eric, and all your Lancashire mates seem happy to let you do it,where's Raggytash when he's needed?

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 08:49 AM

And you still owe me a pint from Whitby or is that the reason you have'nt turned up for the past 10 years

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:19 AM

Father Christmas used to live in Bradford. He had a small flat on one of the upper floors of Busby's Department Store which he used to open to the public a few weeks before Christmas.
I know, I went there several years for a visit when I was a tiddler. He even gave me a small present.
Nice bloke!
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:57 AM

That can't be right Geoff as I know for a fact the flat was in the basement of the Co-op in Scunthorpe High Street

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:59 AM

Maybe he commuted?
Anyway, I'm not sure where he moved to after Busby's burned to the ground.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:01 AM

Did Guy Fawkes have a hand in that?

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:03 AM

Not sure, but November was prime time for disused wool warehouses to go up in flames.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:05 AM

I wonder if he commuted to Halifax as well?

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:34 AM

Can't buy you a pint in the Plough anymore Gerry, I'll get there next year, Tap n Spile maybe.

I allus thowt Santa lived in Leeds, we were far too poor to have 'im come to Halifax.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: GUEST,Nellie Clatt
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:40 AM

It was Robin Hoods brother who came from Sherwood Forest, Robin Bastard, stole from the rich and kept it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Shields Folk
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 08:31 AM

You can always tell a Yorkshireman, but you cannot tell him much.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: gnu
Date: 07 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM

Why is it not called Robert Catesby Night?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 07 Nov 09 - 03:41 PM

Greetings from Beverley the birthplace of Thomas Percy, plotter! Is it my imagination are there considerably less fireworks this year?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 04:59 AM

A pedant responds ' no, but there may have been fewer'


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 05:11 AM

My recording of "Cob-a-Coaling", with English flute intro, is still atop my myspace player.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Little Robyn
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 05:47 AM

I had a lovely birthday - fireworks and all.
And there were obviously parties going on all round the neighborhood, with large, highflying, spectacular crackers.
Cheers,
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 01:51 PM

Decidedly fewer and more far between, the fireworks here. My first year in UK 2003, it was every night all around me starting early October and carried on until near end of November.

Bloody pyromaniacs. I was a nervous wreck as I don't respond well to loud sudden noises. (That's why I divorced him ...badadadaching).

Anyway, been very quiet here this year. Started on the 1st November. We've had a few tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 08:30 AM

I can never get my head round why people celebrate the fact that Guido Fawkes failed in his attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

A much worthier reason to celebrate would have been if he had succeeded.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 08:51 AM

You never said a truer word Mike, but at least they tried.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 10:33 AM

Remember remember


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Jos
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 12:27 PM

Some firms trying to sell unnecessary stuff to the gullible public have been promoting something they call "Bonfire Weekend".
They did the same earlier in the year when they invented something called "Valentine's Weekend".


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 01:00 PM

They can fuck off, our greyhound like 1000s of others is a shaking heap again this evening.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Senoufou
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 04:49 PM

Oh poor Dreamy, Bonzo! I've been pleasantly surprised because here in our village I've heard just one very brief 'salvo' (not all that loud) and nothing else. Perhaps people are slowly realising that it just isn't fair to farm animals,house pets, young babies and the nervous elderly to make loud explosions in the dark.
It could of course have been deferred until the weekend (hope not!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 06:34 PM

Dreamy is calm now the fireworks have stopped, but they will carry on around here for another few days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: robomatic
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 09:49 PM

Happy Guy Fawkes day to you and your pets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 06 Nov 20 - 09:54 AM

It's not a happy guy fawkes day at all. I heard that despite the lockdown, a firework shop near to Croydon is selling fireworks from the back of the shop. I hope they are caught and heavily fined!!!!!


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