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You thought conspiracies are a recent thing, think again. The Gunpowder Plot happened over 400 years ago and yet we still celebrate the event on Bonfire Night to this day.

I remember Bonfire Night as an exciting evening with the bonfire as the central attraction, many people gathered around it, warming themselves, watching the Guy* getting burnt on the top of the bonfire and reciting the Bonfire Night verse (see below) eating jacket potatoes, sausages etc and the kids drawing pictures in the air with the sparklers.

Where there’s a fire, there are always fireworks! Always my favourite part of the night, watching the rockets take off, explode into wonderful colours with huge bangs and just as I write this I have the smells of the fire, fireworks and food in my nostrils. Those were the days.

Want to find out more about the historical background to Bonfire Night and find out who the Guy* is ? Check out the following vid. https://youtu.be/74GKQoYPL6E

B onfire Verse

“Remember, remember
the Fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot;
I see no reason
why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”

Conspiracy /plot (Verschwörung), recent (neuer), Gunpowder Plot (Pulververschörung), bonfire (Feuer), to gather (versammeln), recite sth (hier:aufsagen), jacket potato, (Folienkartoffel), sparklers (Wunderkerzen), fireworks (Feuerwerk), huge (riesig), bang (Knall), nostrils (Nasenlöcher)

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