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Monday, November 05, 2007

5th November

November 5th is known all over the UK as Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Day. If it were just the one night it wouldn't be too bad, but these days the fireworks start in the middle of October and go on every night till the end of November.

You can get a brief idea of what is like from a short video on Belfast DP.

As well as the highly disturbing noise nuisance there is always the litter aftermath of fallen rockets. On Saturday afternoon I found the remains of one had actually impaled itself on a metal railing.

I was hit on the head by one as a child. It didn't really cause much damage but I've never been overfond of bonfires since.

Last year I republished a poem I wrote in Glasgow forty years ago on my personal blog, Ackworth born, gone West.


Mary Helen said...

I learn something everyday!
Cool photo...thank you for adding my blog

Gail's Man said...

I'm not a fan of fireworks either. I thinks there should be a time limit on how long they can be sold, as bonfire nights seem to go on for days.

lynn said...

So it's bah humbug to fireworks huh Gerald. Well they are dangerous for sure, and there's always the problem of which handbag to sport for such an event.
I wouldn't want them in my garden, preferring instead an organised event. You're right; they go on for weeks now. When i was little, it was 5 Nov and that was that.

Anonymous said...

Fireworks in America is allowed, most places, on the 4th of July -- our Independence Day. Not before or after or fines and even arrests are made. So there is this one day and night of what sounds like a world war in the neighborhood and then the dogs and cats and people can sleep peacefully again.


teo mocchi said...

NDP celebrates its first year!

Jackie said...

Thanks for the link! Glasgow has been surprisingly quiet so far (or at least my bit of it seems to have been), but I expect tonight will change all that!

Kerri said...

I like to see fireworks if they are in a controlled environment. I DON"T like to see them (or hear) them when my neighbors just decide to shoot some off. Not a good thing. And I do worry about our trees catching on fire.... we have had such a drought here.

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