The unlit bonfire, Calder Holmes Park

Friday 4th November 2011, 4.25pm (day 71)

Bonfire-to-be, 4/11/11

Bonfire Night (remember, remember, the 5th November) is England’s one genuine nationally-observed folk festival, and even then we are in danger of letting it be usurped  by Halloween, which is (in its commercial form) an alien import. But let’s face it, it’s just fun to burn big piles of flammable things. There’ll be a guard on this to make sure it doesn’t get lit tonight, I bet.

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