Guy Fawkes Day

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Guy Fawkes Day

#1 Post by Ray Newman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:53 pm

To my Fellow Shooters in the UK, wishing you the most memorable Guy Fawkes Day celebration! Eat well, drink, be merry, and light the bonfires and fireworks!

For those Not-In-The-Know 'bout ol' Guy Fawkes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes
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Re: Guy Fawkes Day

#2 Post by piller » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:36 am

A toast to the folks who burn a Guy.
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Re: Guy Fawkes Day

#3 Post by gamekeeper » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:07 am

Thank you Ray.
Guy Fawkes Day, or as we used to call it, Bonfire Night, was a really great time when we were kids. No health and safety, no nanny state regulations, just build the biggest bonfire and collect as many fireworks as possible. We used to make a Guy with a few old clothes stuffed with paper etc and go around begging for " a penny for the guy".
No age limit on buying fireworks, so us kids used to compete on how many penny bangers we could get, in those predecimal days, 240 penny's in a pound so 240 penny bangers was are goal with as many threepenny cannons as we could get too. Those days have sadly gone but backyard fireworks displays are still common as are professional organized shows. I never gave much thought to poor old Guy Fawkes back then but years later I became the gamekeeper to Huddington Court, home of one of the main conspirators in the 1605 plot.
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Re: Guy Fawkes Day

#4 Post by Nath » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:50 am

Well said GK.
My local town ten miles away sounded like a bad day in Beirut last night!
Such a waste of good powder!
As a kid I got hooked on black powder via dang fireworks!

A few years ago near where I worked a company burnt and blew up damp damaged fireworks in a field by the tonne! I cried for week :cry:
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Re: Guy Fawkes Day

#5 Post by TraderVic » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:21 am

Interesting historical event. First time I've ever heard of it. Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Guy Fawkes Day

#6 Post by gamekeeper » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:09 am

Nath wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:50 am

As a kid I got hooked on black powder via dang fireworks!
I too became addicted the same way..... :lol:
From his weapons on the open road no man should step one pace away, you don't know for certain when you're out on the road when you might have need of your spear.
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Re: Guy Fawkes Day

#7 Post by Scrumbag » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:08 pm

Classcially you eat "bangers" (sausage) and mash potato too!

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Re: Guy Fawkes Day

#8 Post by Nath » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:10 am

Scrumbag wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Classcially you eat "bangers" (sausage) and mash potato too!
:lol: very true yes. 8)
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