Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in Swindon this November 5th!
25th September 2010
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SWINDON ROVES FARM ANNUAL FIREWORKS and BONFIRE PARTY! Following the success of last year, we will once again be holding our 'child friendly' fireworks display and giant bonfire on Saturday 30th October 2010. All our fireworks have been chosen with young children in mind. There will also be a Family Barn Dance. See link below...  http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/swindon/events/266418/bonfire-and-firework-party-at-roves-farm

SWINDON LIONS CLUB FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR and FAIR! They will be holding their annual fireworks show on Saturday 6th November 2010 at the Polo Ground, Marlborough Road. The proceeds from the fireworks display will be used by the Lions Club for charitable causes. Full details at... http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/swindon/events/266478/lions-fireworks-spectacular-and-fair-2010

SWINDON SCOUTS ANNUAL FIREWORKS and BONFIRE SPECTACULAR! Don't miss this annual spectacular event held on Saturday 6th November 2010 at Lydiard Park run by the Swindon & North Wiltshire Scouts. For more information http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/swindon/events/266476/scouts-annual-firework-and-bonfire-spectacular

The origin of this celebration stems from events which took place in 1605 and was a conspiracy known as "The Gunpowder Plot," intended to take place on November 5th of that year (the day set for the opening of Parliament). Also known as "Firework Night" and "Bonfire Night," November 5th was designated by King James I (via an Act of Parliament) as a day of thanksgiving for "the joyful day of deliverance." This Act remained in force until 1859. On the very night of the thwarted Gunpowder Plot, it is said that the populace of London celebrated the defeat by lighting fires and engaging in street festivities. It would appear that similar celebrations took place on each anniversary and, over the years, became a tradition. In many areas, a holiday was observed, although it is not celebrated in Northern Ireland (Wikipedia).



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