Date registered: Jan 2005
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RE: Happy Guy Fawkes Night
Cheers for the greeting Naomilla.
Yeah,we can light fires in Greater London still.The style of fireworks has changed a lot over the last few years,certainly since i was a kid.Now the majority of the pyrotechnics are imported from China (most of the British manufacturers having gone bang,hehe)and there are almost constant loud exposions from dusk till midnight.It's driving me fucking nuts!
Incidently,on an historical note,to mark the 400th anniversary,the BBC undertook to construct and then explode a replica of the original houses of parliament to judge what would have been the result if the plot had been carried out.Records show that Fawkes and his chums had stashed 36 barrels of black powder,weighing just under a metric tonne.
The explosion was spectacular and left no doubt that all of parliament would have been hamburgerised.What fun!!