On top of each bonfire is a guy. That’s a figure of Guy Fawkes.



Guy Fawkes was man who tried to kill King James I. He and a group called the “conspirators” put a bomb under the Houses of Parliament in London.

The soldiers found the bomb and Guy Fawkes too. They took him to the Tower of London and cut off his head.



Children use their guys to make money. They stand in the street and shout : “Penny for the guy” And they spend the money for the fireworks.