First posted on FB 05/11/2019
This amazing skyscraper of a bonfire in Ilkeston was actually for the accession of George V but Nov 5th seems as good a time to share it as any. Brian Shaw would have been 12 years old and would have undoubtedly enjoyed the spectacular display of combustion.
George V Accession Bonfire, Victoria Park, Ilkeston, 1910
Bonfire for the coronation of George V at Victoria Park.
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