Showing posts with label Bonfire Night. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bonfire Night. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Bonfire Night

I am a bit late in posting this, but I thought some of you might be interested. On Saturday night the island was invited to a bonfire and a fireworks display, to celebrate Guy Fawkes. To anybody who does not know why we have a bonfire with a Guy on top of it , go here.

The bonfire was built on Cata Sands, a well known beauty spot on the island, and which is the next bay along from us. The fire department built it in the bay, so that when the tide came in, the water would douse any lingering embers, and no children would be tempted to try and relight the fire, when all the adults had gone. The first picture is of the bonfire being lit by the firemen. It was huge, as everyone had been saving wood for weeks. You can see the reflection of the fire in some of the water, which had not drained from the bay. Everybody wore their wellies!
The firemen had difficulty lighting the front of the fire, (they are more more used to putting them out!), so the back of the bonfire was blazing away merrily, as you can see in this picture.
There was free soup and sandwiches for everyone, and more than £400 of fireworks, which, for a small community, was a lot. They were really pretty, but difficult to photograph! It was not too cold and everybody enjoyed themselves thoroughly! Thanks for all the hard work that went into organising this.