The fifth of November,
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
Make the most of Guy Fawkes folks, it seems that Nanny is intent on banning it. That is at least what the members of Ilfracombe Rugby Club have discovered, as they attempt to hold a Guy Fawkes party.
They will be holding the UK's first "virtual" bonfire on Guy Fawkes night, due to health and safety concerns.
Ilfracombe Rugby Club will project a previously-filmed bonfire on to a giant screen that will hang between goal posts on the pitch.
Club president Paul Crabb said:
"We've received a positive feedback,
people realise it's a little bit tongue in cheek
and a laugh that they could be seeing Britain's first virtual bonfire.
It's become a hot topic down here,
but everyone thinks it's a really quirky idea
and they're all looking forward to it."
Perversely there will still be a firework display.
Mr Crabb added:
"Of course it would be cheaper to build a bonfire,
but at least it'll be safer.
When you are planning a bonfire you have to do risk assessments,
we would have needed four or five more marshals than we have
so it was all going to involve a huge amount of effort."
Another fine tradition up in smoke...so to speak!