Do we remember 5th of November?
When I attended school between 1957 and 1973 (approximately), I did not enjoy it. I detested history lessons even more, but I do recall that the bonfire plot was on November 5.
The media, your fine newspaper and the local radio station kept on advertising firework displays for November 3, right up to and including November 5.
The only reason for these displays over the weekend was, I believe, due to the greed of the organisations.
They thought that by holding their displays over the weekend, more people/families would attend, thus swelling their coffers.
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This also gave the opportunity to shopkeepers to sell the fireworks over a longer period of time, giving idiots more opportunity to get up to no good and let the fireworks off wherever they felt they could cause a problem.
Firework displays are simply an excuse for organisations to capitalise on hard-up families and grab as much money from the public as they can.
Was there not a rhyme that went something like "Remember, remember the fifth of November"?
Also, was it not a criminal offence to let fireworks off on a Sunday?
Next year, let us hope that the new police commissioner and the media remember not to support the organisations holding bonfire displays on days other than November 5.
Ian G Lambert, Anstey Heights.