“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bonfires of the Martyrs

In the better-late-than-never category, here is a spectacular photo of the Lewes Bonfires sent to us by our friend Gareth at What England Means to Me (some of you may have read the essay I submitted to this site). The bonfires at Lewes are quite famous and probably the largest in England, and I believe they combine several commemorations into one explosive sight.
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Michelloui said...

Nice photo--and I didn't know this about Lewes!

Mike said...

Super photograph. Could easily be USA a few years ago involving a certain infamous group of white folk.

BTW I will have a dig through the UK photographs and see what might be useful too you.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Spectacular !
I miss old bonfire night ;(

parTea lady said...

Great photo.

Your You Tube debut was really good. The loo story is hilarious. I visited relatives in Newcastle Under Lyme over forty years ago. They lived in a council house and the bathroom was quite an eye opener for me.