Robert Catesby and his 12 Gunpowder Plot accomplices failed spectacularly on the night of 5th November 1605. Bonfires and fireworks are the fortunate legacy of that failure; including Saturday night’s fantastic firework display organised by Shepton Mallet Rotary Club. Team Brue Valley Rotary were on duty sporting kit designed to withstand the most severe weather conditions. Four of our number swiftly found themselves on duty at a frenetic main gate; Penny effectively dealt with the card machine and Roger W handled the readies; Chris and Nicky were kept busy meeting and greeting plus ensuring everyone was in the correct queue. That leaves Andrew M and Peter – they were consigned to; well how can I put it; possibly Gulag duty guarding the perimeter fence is the best description. The numerous spectators enjoyed a magnificent and faultless 20 minute pyrotechnic display. It was a happy crowd who left – those who organised and helped were also happy with much money being raised for good causes.
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