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Posts Tagged ‘Guy Fawkes’

Penny for the Robert…

Bonfire night

Everyone’s heard of Guy Fawkes. Let’s face it, we’ve all chanted, “Penny for the Guy…” and watched fireworks popping in the sky because of him. However, what many people forget is that he wasn’t the only person involved in the Gunpowder Plot. Far from it! In fact, the real mastermind behind the conspiracy was a…

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Remember remember… the foiling of the Gunpowder plot

Remember remember 5th November

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to all things autumnal.  The nights are drawing in, we feel crunchy leaves underfoot, enjoy the spectacular colours, cold misty mornings, comfort food and of course Bonfire Night. Every year despite the health and safety laws of recent times our fervour to celebrate Bonfire Night…

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On this day 23rd January

1606  The Observance of 5th November Act  1605, also known as the “Thanksgiving  Act”, was an act of the Parliament of England passed on in 1606 in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot.  The act called for  a public annual thanksgiving for the failure of the Plot. The Act was later repealed in 1859. We have…

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5th November… It’s that Time of Year

Bonfire night

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to all things autumnal.  The nights are drawing in, we feel crunchy leaves underfoot, enjoy the spectacular colours, cold misty mornings, comfort food and of course Bonfire Night. Every year despite the health and safety laws of recent times our fervour to celebrate Bonfire Night…

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