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Edinburgh fireworks display goes off all at once

by | 7th, November 2012

FIREWORK displays can be lame. The tricky part is working out how to celebrate the failed attempt to blow up Parliament. One rocket at a time is not very authentic. Happily, in Edinburgh, things are improving. The official explanation is that a rogue rocket at the Pentland Community Centre display misfired and set off the rest of the fireworks. The word on the street is that it’s what Guy Fawkes would have wanted…


Photo: Yeoman of the Guard carry out the centuries old custom of searching beneath the Houses of Parliament prior to the State Opening. Each year, the search is made to ensure that no plotter against the realm has copied Guy Fawkes and planted barrels of gunpowder in the vaults. Date: 31/10/1967.

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