Remember, Remember the 5th of November
Posted on 28th October 2017 at 15:29
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
The bonfire night season is here and with it lots of firework displays on our area.
A time for toffee apples, sparklers and woolly hats, our area is alight with bonfire gatherings this October and November.
But do you why we mark 5th November? What is significant about the date?
The origins of the date go back to 5th November 1605, when a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament was foiled!
Among the would-be arsonists was Guy Fawkes, born in York in 1570.
The aim was also to assassinate James I, who was due to officially open the Houses of Parliament.
Thirty-six barrels of gunpowder were discovered on that fateful day, along with Mr Fawkes, who was hiding in one of the cellars. He was later sentenced to death by being hung, drawn and quartered – but on the day of his reckoning, he jumped to his death, breaking his neck.
Today, we still have the tradition of ‘a penny for the guy’, which refers in part to Guy Fawkes. And while fireworks have been around for many centuries, they are used in abundance on 5th November, or dates near to it, to mark the occasion along with a traditional bonfire.
It is a great idea to attend an organised display where safety is a main concern and the fireworks can be very impressive.
Young children and pets could find the night a bit noisy, though!
We can help drive you to the displays that are often in rural locations and can be hard to get to. No worries about parking and walking a long distance in the dark to and from your vehicle.
You can book your taxi here, enjoy this autumn event and get there in style!
And don't forget to book your taxi for your Christmas Party or New Year Celebration! You can phone us on 01653 696969 to find out more.
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