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Remember, remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. - 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
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Remember, remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. [Saturday 5th November 2016 at 10:33 pm]
Thomas

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I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

This year Lewes' choice of effigies not only includes a Theresa May with the three Brexiteers of Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Nigel Farage, but there's also a collection of three different Donald Trump effigies to burninate! Though I am surprised that there isn't one relating to the recent train strikes and the RMT/Southern Railway dispute (one bit of fallout from the dispute is there are no train services to Lewes this afternoon - the RMT are not doing a god job at rallying public support with their choice of strikes!).

I'm up in Horsham at the moment and there seems to be less fireworks round here than previous years. Perhaps the very cold weather (I had to scrape a thin layer of frost off the car when giving elemnar a lift this evening!) has put people off? In any case, I managed to watch a firework display from my flat last - The Fareham Sailing club hold the odd display from their marina, which being just the other side of the creek from my flat means I get an excellent view from the balcony (especially now that the aggregates place has demolished their giant stone-sorter-thing). It was a pretty decent display, though the chap letting the fireworks off does need to work on his aim a bit and make sure the fireworks go up, not sideways. Still, it's an improvement on the last one where one of the shells detonated on the marina. I can't imagine the boat owners would have been pleased by being showered with ground-level fireworks!
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