• Mark Tullett

Penny for the guy?

That's what we used to ask passers-by as we sat on the street with dad's old clothes stuffed to look like a person. Then we would have a bonfire in the garden on top of which we would place the guy and dad would attempt an entertaining firework display, while mum stood back keeping the other fireworks safe in a Quality Street tin. Oh those were the days.

Yes. Today is Guy Fawkes day. Or as he was also known - Guíxols, because he fought fir the Spanish in the protestant Netherlands.

If there was any other better time in history that the British parliament needed someone like him to shake them up it's now.

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November” 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. Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring. Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King! And what should we do with him? Burn him!

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