Tagged with fireworks

London’s Biggest Celebration

This is an event that few people have ever heard of, yet seems to have brought the folk of these islands to a genuine frenzy: the return of Prince Charles from his failed attempt to woo the Spanish princess in 1623.They went mad because he failed, so the country was not at risk of being … Continue reading

Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night

I have just started reading a book on the history of this celebration which is the oldest secular event in Britain. Yet it celebrates something that didn’t happen, or at least the explosion and mass murder of the royal family and parliament never happened. ┬áIt has far outlived other national events such as Waterloo Day, … Continue reading

The Human Water Spider

The Human Water Spider. this man was utterly… I really don’t have the words for it. A showman and then some. Brilliant post.