Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Event! The Festival On Fire Fusilade! November 4th, Signal Hill

On October 26, 1605 an anonymous letter to the William Parker, 4th Baron of Monteagle warned that on the opening of Parliament the following month, a "terrible blow" would be delivered to King James I and his court.

Investigation revealed 13 conspirators and 36 kegs of gunpowder planted beneath the Parliament's undercroft. Thus, the "Gunpowder Plot" and the conspiracy to assassinate the King and government by Guy Fawkes and others was thwarted... The annual commemoration of the saving of King and Country - "Bonfire Night" as it is known in Canada - is a tradition nearly 400 years old and still widely celebrated throughout the Commonwealth.

Kick off Bonfire night with Military Animation Specialist, Robin Martin, as he fires 12-round rifle salutes at 12pm, 3pm and 7:30pm totalling 36-rounds - one for each gunpowder keg discovered under the Parliament. Each fusilade will take place at different locations around Signal Hill NHSC.

Call for information:

Paula Morgan (709) 772-5367

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