IN LEWES, ON BONFIRE NIGHT …HomeCulture by Pete Moore November 6, 2012 11 1 min 10 yrs … no-one complains to the Police Click to rate this post![Total: 0 Average: 0] Culture England Post navigation Previous postNext post 11 thoughts on “IN LEWES, ON BONFIRE NIGHT …” Is that the one where they burn an effigy of the Pope? I think they burn an effigy of the Pope from 1605 so he’s too far gone to be offended. Here’s the link.. Lewes Bonfire Night Celebration 2017 It’s not fashionable to talk about it now, but old King Henry VIIIth inadvertently did us all a big favour by breaking away from Rome. he broke the monolithic power of the Roman Catholic Church and together with Martin Luther opened the way for Protestantism.. Huzzah! But in case you think I am getting at Catholics (apart from Guido Fawkes) there are many many good and devout Catholic people. So as long as no Pope comes along with ideas for another Inquisition, or trying to tell us that only the Pope speaks for God, we can all sleep safe in our beds.. 😉 Commemorating the persecutions under Queen Mary, and the Gunpowder Plot, and there are some wearing roundhead uniforms? BTW, who’s the dude in the bishop’s gear supposed to be? Meanwhile, God has his say: “their fireworks displays were spoilt by torrential rain.” ”Meanwhile, God has his say: “their fireworks displays were spoilt by torrential rain.” Yeah, But the Bible also says, Matthew 5:45 King James Version (KJV) 45 “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” So I wouldn’t get your hopes up Noel. //sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust// Yes, but if God had meant even when they are setting off fireworks, He would have said so. Har Har! I miss Guy Fawkes/Bonfire night. As kids we would buy penny bangers and jumping jacks, there would be home made toffee apples and cocoa. We would be out collecting leaves and wood for the bonfires and I would make a Guy to resemble Noel Cunningham… 😉 Noel Cunningham – God says it was wet in Essex, the West Country and Wales. Lewes is in Sussex. Have a look at the pictures. It was dry and spectacular. //Have a look at the pictures.// I’m a bit too long in the tooth to be shocked by anything political, but I must admit to being a bit .. er. surprised at those pics, especially the “No Popery” stuff, seem to turn the pretty home counties into the bloody Shankill Road. .. to say nothing of quotes by Cromwell at an annual condemnation of someone who tried to kill the King. They’re a bit funny in Lewes. I stayed there once and the whole town was in a feverish mood. Rumours had spread that the Pope was sending an army to restore the Papist King James to the English throne. It was only when X Factor came on TV that they all calmed down and went indoors… then a rumour spread that Simon Cowell was a Roman..;) A wonderful little jewel in the South Downs. Comments are closed.