Saturday 5 November 2016

Gunpowder Treason and Plot

My friend Jo posted on Facebook that she's feeling nostalgic for Bonfire Night. She asked us to share pictures, and I managed to go one better with this video. It's a few years old now, but it was filmed at our local shindig in Hollowell, Northants. They really do a fantastic event with a fairground and all the steam engines. Hollowell is best known for its annual steam rally. I used to run to the window as a kid to watch them pass through our village.

    Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder Treason
    Should ever be forgot.
    Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
    To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
    Three-score barrels of powder below
    To prove old England's overthrow;
    By God's providence he was catch'd
    With a dark lantern and burning match.
    Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
    Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
    And what should we do with him? Burn him!

Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful bangs tonight.

[Note: You might need Teleport in certain countries to view that video.]

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