Bonfire Night Fireworks – Nov 5, 2004

November 5, 2014

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For many years we held as big a bonfire as we could build, with attendant fireworks and general festivities, to carry on the long held tradition of celebrating the Discovery of the Bonfire Plot!

One year, Katherine and Andrew Theilman made this video of the fireworks.

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The Bonfire Plot – Part 4

"Hanged, Drawn and Quartered..." Only eight of the original Plot survived. On a cold Monday, January 27, 1606, all the prisoners were brought from the Tower of London through...

The Bonfire Plot – Smoking out the Jesuits

Part 3: The True Mission of the Plot? Father John Gerard had already escaped by rope from the Tower once and, due to his relationship to the Gunpowder plot, saw himself heading...

The Bonfire Plot: Part 1

"We must blow up the King and his Parliament..." In 1604 four men, Robert Catesby, Thomas Winter, John Winter,and John Wright, all Catholics who had been personally affected by...