Monday, 21 October 2013

Hastings Bonfire

Saturday was a big day for the Laughing Owl household.  The Sussex Bonfire season defines autumn for us and this week it was the time for Hastings to do their thing.  With so many bonfires in Sussex, Hastings Bonfire Night is held on the last Saturday of Hastings Week celebrating the Battle of Hastings when Harold's Saxon army was defeated by William the Conqueror and the Norman invaders in 1066.
I even received a bonfire present this year - my very own hip flask for our home made Cherry Brandy!  This is one of a set within our extended family, there are two tankards which are engraved with "Remember Remember" "Gunpowder Treason and Plot" and another hipflask "I see no reason" which is a particular favourite!
Little Owl wasn't so sure about Guy "with his dark lantern" but she didn't seem to mind the bangs of the fireworks or drums in the procession - she even slept for a while!
I didn't get the chance to take any photos once the procession began, with Little Owl in a sling and a charity collection bucket in the other the camera stayed in my bag until the end.
So this is us, the Laughing Owls, happy and tired at the end of a fantastic night - well done everyone in Hastings Borough Bonfire Society for another great event!

There is a fantastic YouTube film called "Hastings on Fire" which shows you some of the characters of the evening.

1 comment:

  1. You all look great in the last photo, looks like a fab night! x


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