Prescot Bonfire Night 2022

Prescot Bonfire Night comes around on 5th November. Make merry on bonfire night with fireworks and carousels taking place in Prescot, Merseyside this evening.

Get a kick out of a beautiful professional demonstration of fireworks lighting up the twilight sky as we observe Guy Fawkes Night in Prescot.

Discover tasty hot chow and beverages from local outlets for the rest of the evening. Frequent the local cafes and nightclubs following the performance to carry on with the bonfire night merrymaking.

As part of the function there might be live performance music streamed in some areas accompanied by amusement park rides, but this will be subject to the event planners in this specific location.

Townsfolk and non-residents take part in demonstrations and merrymaking, amuse themselves with firework performances and undisputably bonfires. There are several venues and locations that suit each person’s preferred merrymaking way. 

Guy Fawkes Night  is held every year  on November 5. It is sometimes referred to as Bonfire Night and observes the day of observance of the disclosure of a conspiracy organized by Catholic connivers to explode the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many participants light bonfires and trigger fireworks.

For you to grasp story behind the reason we memorialise Bonfire Night, then you should be informed of the the yesteryears.

The night can be traced to 1605 to the Gunpowder Plot. That year, a gathering of Catholic radicals went against the Crown objecting the persecution of Catholics.

As per the jurisdiction of King James 1, Catholics came under fire. This occurred on account of the fact that the monarchy favored Protestants. A group of catholic men countered by leveling the Houses of parliament.  

The weapon to be used for the devastation were barrels of gunpowder located underneath the structures. They were to be exploded the moment the king and other representatives were inside parliament.   

The offensive was planned for 5th November in 1605. The plotters desired to kill the monarch in the process plus other noted people inside the parliament culpable of tormenting the Catholic church.

The planned attack aborted due to the fact that the police discovered the plot before Guy Fawkes could blow up the gunpowder. 

It’s asserted that the non-success of the Gunpowder Plot arose from misunderstanding between the conspirators. A section of the planners grew disturbed with the plot due to the destruction it would have brought, and one of the plotters cautioned the rulers by sending an unsigned note. 

The very same night, those dedicated to the Monarch rejoiced the botched plot and his safety by starting bonfires and setting off fireworks. Going forward, it became a regular function that has come down generations.    

Bonfire Night is commemorated as a testimonial of the ineffective effort by Catholic zealots to assassinate the king and other monarchy agents in 1605. The evening also remains a pointer of the hazards faced by statesmen.   

You should note that Bonfire Night isn’t a legal public holiday. It’s more like a ceremony celebrated by protestants more than Catholics whose followers were responsible for the scheme. 

Date: 5th November 2022

Start Time: 6pm

Finish Time: 11pm

Address: Prescot, Merseyside L34 5RH

Organiser: Prescot Bonfire Night