Who remembers bonfire nights when they were younger? I remember we used to have a gang, (not a nasty gang lol) more a group of friends who were always together.We used to go down the lanes to a place called the clay dubs, and collect as much wood as we could for our bonfire.
We built the bonfire on some vacant ground, where there would be new houses built later,woe betide anyone that tried to take any of our wood away lol. We did take things so seriously I think.
On the 5th November our street would all put their fireworks together, and we would all watch the display on the front street, It was always brilliant, and showed how families came together at such time to enjoy these simple things.I remember one of the neighbours boys putting a rocket into a jam jar, and his Father telling him not to as it needed to be upright in a bottle, Boys never listen , and the firework was lit, and sailed through my Parents front window lol. One other time I went along the street to call for a friend, and her mother got a box of fireworks out of the shed, My friends brother was hovering around with a sparkler, and the next thing we knew the whole box of fireworks were exploding around us, they are really dangerous if you are not careful. After the fireworks we would take a potato to bake in the fire, and go enjoy the rest of the evening around the bonfire.
These to me were the good times, as opposed to some of the youth of today throwing the fireworks around, sometimes with the intention of causing damage.
I am not good at putting a blog together, so I hope you get the gist of the times I remember, I can always throw it on a bonfire lol ..Thank youRecommend0 recommendationsPublished in