Guy Fawkes Night in Exeter (print)

In 19th century Exeter the Fifth of November celebrations of Guy Fawkes Day was a major occasion. The centre of the festivities, shown here, was a massive bonfire in front of the West face of the Cathedral.

During this fiery festival it was traditional for ‘Young Exeter’, the youth of the city, to be allowed special freedom to celebrate. Bonfires, fireworks, burning tar barrels and many injuries were a feature of this riotous night.

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Guy Fawkes Night in Exeter (print)
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From a painting by Mr F F White Guy Fawkes Night in Exeter
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