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Guy Fawkes Day seen at Waterloo, 5 November 1944, Edwin Appleton © Daily Herald / National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL

Guy Fawkes Day seen at Waterloo, 5 November Edwin Appleton © Daily Herald / National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL “Five boys surround a home-made figure of Adolf Hitler as the ‘guy’ to be.

Children carrying a 'Guy Fawkes' on Bonfire Night (sepia photo) by English Photographer / The Stapleton Collection

London in the Penny for the Guy. On Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) children would make a 'Guy' and sit in the street asking passers by for a 'penny for the Guy'. The money they made would be spent on fireworks or pop (a special treat in those days!

PennyForTheGuy

Penny for the Guy

"Lighting A Firework" by Charles Hewitt, 1952. A girl lights a firework at a Guy Fawkes night bonfire party. °

"Lighting A Firework" by Charles Hewitt, A girl lights a firework at a Guy Fawkes night bonfire party.

Higham's Park, East London in 1946: And with fireworks in his hat, lapel and top pocket

Where have all the Guys gone? QUENTIN LETTS'S nostalgia for the fantastic Bonfire Night effigies of yesteryear

Group of teenagers, Notting Hill Carnival, London, 1975.

Notting Hill Carnival: the early years

Notting Hill Carnival: The Early Years: Group of teenagers sitting and standing on a wall, Notting Hill Carnival London, Photo: Richard Braine

An East London pet store in the 1890's with a wall of caged song-birds at Club Row.

An East London pet store in the with a wall of caged song-birds at Club Row. The Huguenots were known for loving caged birds.

The plotters were hung, drawn and quartered for high treason

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November - full lyrics, meaning and origin

The plotters were hung, drawn and quartered for high treason

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