Dad’s Bonfire Night Lighting Display
Ah that time is coming round again – bonfire night. It used to be such a big thing in my childhood. I probably fel more attachment to it because my birthday falls within a short period of the big day and somehow any party activity associated with my birthday had to include the costs of bonfire night and fireworks. The sparklers were always popular and Dad would string some sort of lighting along the back fence, over the box hedging and back round to the shed. I can’t imagine they were waterproof safety lights. In fact, it’s probably a good job none of us were aware of any safety considerations as we are today – we’d have had no fun whatsoever! I’m sure Dad must have made provision for us not being electrocuted during his 1 hours annual display. We have all kinds of outside lighting schemes available today – all have to be safety checked and installed by a qualified electrician. Probably just as well!