04. Bonfire Night

The displays of Bonfire night were originally a demonstration against the Catholic Guy Fawkes and his “Gunpowder plot” of 1605. This acquired a special meaning in Witham with the visit in 1851 of the newly appointed Catholic archbishop, Cardinal Wiseman. He came to open the new Catholic church (then near the Catholic bridge). On 5th … Continue reading “04. Bonfire Night”