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  • Happy Bonfire Night , Eamonn

    Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
    I know of no reason
    Why Gunpowder Treason
    Should ever be forgot.
    Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
    To blow up King and Parli'ment.
    Three-score barrels of powder below
    To prove old England's overthrow;
    By God's providence he was catch'd
    With a dark lantern and burning match.
    Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
    Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

  • #2
    Yah, I thought Eamonn was a Paddy, not a Brit?

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    • #3
      I tend to think of myself as a "Brit, who bleeds green!"
      Born and raised in London, with Irish Parents.
      I think I was about 23 ears old before I found out that everyone wasn't an Irish Catholic.
      Guy Fawkes night was always a good time, when I was a lad.
      On the night of November 5th, all the local kids on our street got together and lit big bonfires and we pooled all of our fireworks. Parents kept us under their watchful eye, but as a rule were kind enouugh to provide hot drinks and good stuff for us to munch on.
      Having fireworks over on this side of the pond, on July 4th, when there wasn't a real cold nip n the air took some getting used too.
      Eamonn.

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      • #4
        Was it hard to learn English when you got here? (grin)

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        • #5
          On the subect of firewoks in the UK, Slough bourough council have banned the bonfire form their main bonfire and fireworks display, because it goes against its environmental concerns.
          Slough borough council are doing some environmental carbon footprint promotion thing.

          some other councils have also banned bonfires and fireworks on health and safety grounds and so on, last year a few displays were replaced with a projector showing a film of a fire and a laser display.

          on the subject of petrol ( gas ) prices the UK prices are now the equivalent of

          US$8 per gallon unleaded petrol ( gas)
          US$10.50 per gallon diesel

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