Do you remember Penny for The Guy?

Betty Austin… Oh yes good clean honest fun !! X

Dennis Torrance… Remember I was done up as a guy as a kid, sat in Queens Road and went boo to passers by thanks for the memories

Malcolm Sharp… Dennis was that you yer bugar lol

Linda Crane… Good fun

Tony May…  Would LOVE to see kids taking part in that now. These days they are either on their phones or getting up to no good!

Julie Findlay-jones… Does anyone still do this, it was such fun , the anticipation of wondering how the guys going to turn out and how many penny’s your going to get.

Jane Hartley… We were in the Observer with our guy one year!

Pat Fears… Probably not safe these days !!

Janine Anne Scott… Happy days

Jeff Belton… Remember when I was growing up, used to love making a GUY for bonfire night. Great fun !

Alan Esdaile… If you wanted fireworks, you had to go out and earn some money from your guy. Not a cheap football as a head, as people did in later years. Old clothes stuffed with newspapers, our pitch used to the Whitefriars Pub, Priory Road, as did well when people got of the bus.

Pete Prescott… Oh yes. Great fun ! Standing outside the valley road club In Erith (we could see mum and dad keeping an eye on us) different times.

Pat Ritchie… Do they still do Guy Fawkes, we left Hasting in 1973 , Halloween was not recognised then…when did it start in England

Alan Esdaile… Hi Pat, don’t see any nowadays, over taken  by Halloween.

Matt Thomas… One up Tesco yesterday

Jake Nelson… Used to love Guy Fawkes night, and the making of the Guy in the lead-up. Down our road, a load of us would always have a huge bonfire and let off our fireworks. Then have baked potatoes and tomato soup afterwards.

Mick O’Dowd… My Auntie Win was the best guy maker ever! Yes Pat! The Hastings Bonfire that starts the season off was in October to co-incide with Hastings Day which commemorates the Battle Of Hastings.

We took a friend who had been in a motorcycle accident to Battle bonfire. We was pushing his wheelchair with him dressed up as Guy Fawkes, and us shouting ” Penny for the guy!” Hilarious.

4 thoughts on “Do you remember Penny for The Guy?”

  1. Used to love Guy Fawkes night, and the making of the Guy in the lead-up. Down our road, a load of us would always have a huge bonfire and let off our fireworks. Then have baked potatoes and tomato soup afterwards.

  2. Yes Pat! The Hastings Bonfire that starts the season off was in October to co-incide with Hastings Day which commemorates the Battle Of Hastings.

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