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Tyburn 11-07-2011 04:31 PM

What did you do for fireworks night
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEdWf_YYmyk

I went to a big fireworks display! it was the best from the stray yet :)

MattHughesRocks 11-07-2011 11:53 PM

Our fireworks night isn't until July 4th but your looks a lot wilder :rolleyes:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...s-experts.html

3dlee 11-09-2011 02:21 PM

yes, dave. we celebrate with fireworks on july 4th. and its not likely that the people of England would celebrate this holiday :laugh:

i still have dial up so i cant watch videos. what is England's fireworks day celebrating? or is it that yall dig fireworks so much that theres a holiday just for them?

rearnakedchoke 11-09-2011 03:38 PM

ours here in canada is mid may for victoria day, july first for canada day and depending on where you live, if there is a large south asian community, diwali could be considered fireworks day too .. there are some parts of toronto that light up crazy on the indian new year ..

Tyburn 11-09-2011 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattHughesRocks (Post 178944)
Our fireworks night isn't until July 4th but your looks a lot wilder :rolleyes:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...s-experts.html

that fireworks display was NOTHING compared to the Fireworks display in London for the New Year...watch THIS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy_9bx6U8_0

Tyburn 11-09-2011 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3dlee (Post 178994)
yes, dave. we celebrate with fireworks on july 4th. and its not likely that the people of England would celebrate this holiday :laugh:

i still have dial up so i cant watch videos. what is England's fireworks day celebrating? or is it that yall dig fireworks so much that theres a holiday just for them?

in the year of our lord 1605 King James I sat on the throne of England. He was the first King to be King of both Scotland and England, although not United at the time, he was sat on the Scot throne when Elizabeth I died leaving no heir, he was next in succession, and by default became King of two entirely separate nations.

On November the Fifth the King was to be present with the Chamber of Lords at the Palace of Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament. King James was a Protestant and the first Protestant to reign since the Reformation which had started under Henry, been Reversed by Mary, and then been Finished by Elizabeth, was over well and truely on the side of the Protestants.

Robert Catesby, a Catholic who had appealed to the King for Tollerance towards Romans, and been rejected, got a gang together with the ideal of killing the King at that ceremony by renting out the rooms beneith the Chamber, stowing gunpowder beneith, and then blowing the Palace up. The King would be killed, the Parliament would be in total dissary, and Catesby and his crew would install a Roman Catholic Monarch in his place.

It didnt work because someone wrote a letter to the authorities who found the gunpowder and Guy Fawkes who was guarding it, the night before the event. The lines of enquiries led back to Robert Catesby who ended up in a firefight with local authorities at his stately home.

Those who survived paid a visit to Tyburn. (actually I think they might have been executed in Parliament Square)..and returned...in many pieces :laugh:

3dlee 11-10-2011 12:45 AM

thanks for clearing that up, Dave. i had no idea. you saved me some googling lol. i was asking somebody a couple questions on FB the other day and they asked "have you ever heard of the internet". just lazy i guess :ninja: :unsure: :unsure-1:

MattHughesRocks 11-10-2011 04:24 AM

The link wasn't about the actual fireworks but of the wreck that killed 7 people because of the smokey air. I'm a kill joy. I know :rolleyes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyburn (Post 179008)
that fireworks display was NOTHING compared to the Fireworks display in London for the New Year...watch THIS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy_9bx6U8_0


Tyburn 11-17-2011 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattHughesRocks (Post 179027)
The link wasn't about the actual fireworks but of the wreck that killed 7 people because of the smokey air. I'm a kill joy. I know :rolleyes:

:blink: No it was the London New Years Eve Fireworks display :angry:


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