Gunpowder, treason and plot was in the air at Coombe Hill Manor when the residents joined Ana from the activities team to explore the mysteries of this historic event in an afternoon.
Everything was set, the Guy to burn, a safe fire and lots of information and new facts about this important date in British history. The residents gathered together to learn that Guy Fawkes was only invited to join the plot because of his experience with gunpowder and that after his capture the rest of the conspirators wanted to continue with the plot but they were not as wise at handling gunpowder. The residents were shocked and amused when they learnt that the conspirators had wet the gunpowder by accident so they laid it in front of the open fire to dry out!
It was a memorable afternoon where Ana and the residents enjoyed the delights an age old story that is almost too shocking to be true.