5 Gunpowder Plot Facts and 4 Bonfire Night Events in the Borough of Barnet
3rd November 2011
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Remember remember the 5th November.

Bonfire Night is approaching and if you're looking forward to an evening with tasty hot treats, sparklers and the brightest, loudest and most exotic fireworks we've details of 4 great fireworks events in the borough of Barnet this weekend.


But how much do you know about the events of November 5th? Here are 5 fireworks night facts to mull over ...


  1. The first recorded celebration of the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot took place in 1607 in Bristol.
  2. Until 1859, it was illegal not to celebrate it.
  3. The cellars of the Houses of Parliament are still searched before the opening of each new Parliament.
  4. In 1978 a receipt for the illicit gunpowder was found in the Office of Public Records. It cost 15s 6d to remove it from the House of Lords to the arsenal at the Tower of London. 
  5. Guy Fawkes was named the 30th greatest Briton in a poll conducted by the BBC in 2002.


Here are 4 Bonfire Night events taking place this weekend ...


The Totteridge Fireworks Display takes place on Friday 4th November 2011 at Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club. 


Southgate Fireworks Display is on Saturday 5th November 2011 at Walker Cricket Ground.


The Enfield Town Park Fireworks Display is on Saturday 5th November 2011 at Enfield Town Park.


Barnet District Scouts Annual Firework Display is on Saturday 5th November 2011 at Frith Grange Scout Camp Site. 


Have a sparkling and safe weekend. 

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