Posts Tagged “guy fawkes”

Remember remember, the fifth of November – images of Bonfire Night in the past

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Every year on 5th November, people in Britain celebrate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 with bonfires, effigies of Guy Fawkes and fireworks. You’ll find thousands of descriptions and images of Bonfire Night celebrations from the past in our collection of historical newspapers. We’ve selected some of our favourite examples for you to […]

Bonfire Night Celebrations in England in 1828

Posted on November 4th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

We were fascinated by this newspaper story from 1828 that reports on how Guy Fawkes night was celebrated in England that year. With the exception of the ringing of church bells, it seems that perhaps not much has changed since 1828. And it’s very interesting to see that this article also includes a mention of […]

‘Guy Fawkes – the Home of the Conspiracy’

Posted on November 4th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

We liked this wee news snippet about the Old Red Hall, near Bourne, which is where the Gunpowder Plot conspirators met to hatch their plan. And fascinating to see that the Old Red Hall was going to be demolished for the building of a new railway line, but that the railway company helpfully arranged to […]