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Monday, 27 October 2014

Firework night


We are still a couple of weeks away from
Firework Night.....

but the village have started building the bonfire.....it appears to be a stripey elephant this year!





16 comments:

  1. Love the elephant! Certainly not the typical bonfire. :)

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    1. I know, we do things a little strangely in Devon! Lol

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  2. And here I thought a bonfire was just a pile of brush and wood.

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    1. It is. This is all about the Gunpowder Plot, when Guy Fawkes was caught attempting to blow up the House of Lords in 1605. He was not the only one caught.

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  4. You have a great vantage point to watch without having to suffer the crowds! Lucky you!

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    1. Yes, and William enjoys the fireworks too :-)

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  5. Very unusual, I've never seen anything like that before :)

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    1. I know, it appears that Guy Fawkes has turned into an elephant over the years, lol.

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  6. Didn't know about this tradition, but the fire of the elephant will be spectacular !

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    1. It should be another great display:-)

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  7. oooo a heffalump! Love it, wish I was going to be there to see it's demise.

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    1. They always put on a good display, looking forward to it.

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