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‘Holy Cow!!’

‘Holy Cow!!’

This is exactly just like what I remember leading up to bonfire’s night.. all of us in our gang took turns to guard our pile at night!! You see if we didn’t, well it used to get burned down.. coz each gang in every street wanted the biggest fire in town

Eeh I absolutely loved that pile of rubbish,us kids collected weeks before bonfire night.. it’s amazing what people gave us.. things just to get set alight!!
There were fine ornaments and toys and some things we used to keep.. haha we were like rag-a-muffin nippers scavenging thru the heap.. but never-the-less on November the fifth.. come rain or sleet or shine.. a guy was lit ontop of our fire that lit up the skyline

What an annual celebration.. adults and children alike.. I recall straight after school I raced in excitement with my bike.. to join in the festivities eating toffee apples and hot dogs sitting by the blazing fire dodging sparks from crackling logs.. alas this is but a distant memory.. noone does this now.. ‘Health and Safety’ would have a fit if they did.. there would be hell on ‘Holy Cow!!!’

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Cherie Leigh

Oh wow!  I have never heard of a tradition like this...but what an exciting time that must have been!  Isn't it funny how there are so many safety regulations now on what children can do and the toys they can play with....but somehow we survived as kids playing on rusty playground equipment and finding things to burn!  Lol  This made me smile..Thanks for sharing. xo ;)  Love n Hugs 

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Jill Tait

Awww I guess it stemmed from Guy Fawkes trying to blow up house of parliament, haha pity he hadn’t what with this Brexit no deal malarkey 🤣🤣💕💕Thanks hunnybun loads ❤️❤️❤️

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