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Bonfire Night

5th November 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

“Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot”

I gave a little history lesson today on the reason why we celebrate 5th November and if you didn’t know, it’s because after the failed assassination attempt on King James I in 1605, people lit bonfires around London in celebration. Later, the introduction of the ‘Observance of 5th November Act’ enforced an annual public holiday of thanksgiving for the plots failure.

The name Guy Fawkes is associated with Bonfire Night as it was he who was found guarding the barrels of gunpowder, but did you know that there were in fact 13 men involved in the plot led by Robert Catesby. I knew my history degree would come in useful one day.

Upsetting showbiz news this morning..............we’ve seen reports that Benedict Cumberbatch has APPARENTLY proposed to his girlfriend Sophie Hunter as it LOOKS LIKE it’s been announced in The Times newspaper. I’m praying that it’s a hoax and I’ve even tweeted The Times and asked them to confirm it!!! Fingers crossed I’m still in with a chance.

Simon and I will be at the Ashbrooke Fireworks display tonight doing the all important countdown. We’ll hopefully see you there but if not, whatever you're doing tonight please be safe!



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