Remember Remember the 5th of November – we are all familiar with this rhyme remembering Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up Parliament and it makes a great excuse for wonderful firework displays, lighting of bonfires and at times burning a ‘guy’ on the bonfires.
There are some fabulous displays all over the country but lets look at some of the amazing displays closer to home –
One of the most spectacular and renowned are the flamboyant processions and rituals that take place in the Sussex town of Lewes. The celebrations this year are on Friday 5th November with the marching, decorative floats and firework displays swelling the town from its normal size of 15,000 inhabitants to 130,000!! This is a sight to behold and as long as you are prepared for a bit of a squeeze well worth a visit!
As a complete contrast the beautiful setting of Leeds Castle in Kent is a wonderful backdrop to a spectacular firework display with accompanying music for all to enjoy. The celebrations happen on both Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November.
Another great firework display is in the smugglers town of Rye on the Sussex coast on Saturday 13th November. This is a well known event and admission is free. A procession starts at Ferry Road towards the Crown Inn this takes you through Rye with flaming torches, floats, drum bands and walkers, ending at The Salts where the bonfire is lit and then the excellent firework display .
‘Remember Remember the 5th of November……’ a time to for all the family to enjoy Bonfire Night but please stay safe!