Guy Fawkes Firework Display, Loughor, Wales.
N 51° 39.861 W 004° 04.563
30U E 425578 N 5724255
Quick Description: A free firework display, at Loughor Boat Club, to celebrate Guy Fawkes night on 5th November every Year.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/10/2012 5:06:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMDPC1
British children to this day call November 5th, Bonfire Night, & make an effigy of Guy Fawkes, to burn on a Bonfire, and celebrate with Fireworks.
In 1605, thirteen young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes, Britain's most notorious traitor.
After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. James I had, after all, had a Catholic mother. Unfortunately, James did not turn out to be more tolerant than Elizabeth and a number of young men, 13 to be exact, decided that violent action was the answer.
A small group took shape, under the leadership of Robert Catesby. Catesby felt that violent action was warranted. Indeed, the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In doing so, they would kill the King, maybe even the Prince of Wales, and the Members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics. Today these conspirators would be known as extremists, or terrorists.
Date of the Fireworks Display: 11/5/2012
Starting Time of the Fireworks Display: 8:00 PM
Who is putting on the Fireworks Display: Loughor Boat Club
Web Site for more info: [Web Link]
Since taking suitable photographs may be nearly impossible, please just tell us about the show!