Guy Fawkes night - the kids of the street would collect stuff & build a bonfire in an empty paddock for weeks beforehand. The excitement was in the anticipation. I remember being rugged up, going on long walks with parents when much younger, looking at other peoples displays.
On this day 5th November 1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested when around 30 barrels of gunpowder, camouflaged with coal, were discovered in the cellar of London's Parliament. Robert Catesby's small band of Catholic zealots who planned to blow up James I and Parliament were only arrested after Fawkes revealed their names when tortured on the rack. The 'Gunpowder Plot' is commemorated each year in Britain on 5th November 'Guy Fawkes Night'