At this time of the year, the events come thick and fast. As soon as Halloween is over, we’re into Firework celebrations… and before you know it, it’ll be Christmas…
But before we get that far, we’ve listed some of the best Fireworks displays in the Worcester area. So, if you’re staying at the Bank House Hotel around Guy Fawkes Night, then make sure you head to one of the following:
Fireworks Spooktacular at Sixways
Friday 1 November (5:30pm), Sixways Stadium
Worcester Round Table charity Bonfire, Fairground and Fireworks
Saturday 2 November (5:30pm), Worcester Racecourse
Great Witley Bonfire & Firework Display
Saturday 2 November (5:30pm), Great Witley
A History of Guy Fawkes Night
Have you ever wondered why we even celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in the first place? Or who Guy Fawkes even was?
Guy Fawkes was a Catholic Englishman, born in 1570, who wanted to restore a Catholic monarch to the throne of England.
In 1605, he and several others attempted the ‘Gunpowder Plot’ in which they planned to assassinate King James I. Leasing a cellar under the House of Lords, Fawkes was guarding a stockpile of gunpowder when an anonymous tip saw Police arrest him.
After days of torture, he confessed and was sentenced to death. Following the failed attempt, people lit bonfires around London celebrating the plot’s failure.
Its form has been varied over the years including in the 18th century having very strong Protestant religious meanings and it became a focus for anti-Catholic views. However, by the 20th century, Guy Fawkes Night had turned into the more sociable celebration that many of us enjoy today.
For those taking in one of the great fireworks displays in Worcester and staying at the Bank House Hotel, you can enjoy a nice warming refreshment in our Sportsman’s Bar after, or a hearty meal in our Pear Tree Brasserie before you go.