PENNY for the GUY?

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Guy Fawkes Effigy

Where have all the Guys gone? QUENTIN LETTS'S nostalgia for the fantastic Bonfire Night effigies of yesteryear

Guy Fawkes Effigy

Where have all the Guys gone? QUENTIN LETTS'S nostalgia for the fantastic Bonfire Night effigies of yesteryear

Pals Ian Muff and Richard Harris in With their Guy Fawkes, ready for Penny for the Guy, and then on the big day November, he is put on the bonfire.

The Museum of London's London Street Photography exhibition displays scores of candid images of everyday life through the years. Dating from approximately 1860, the pictures show a city but a city both wholly recognisable and strangely familiar.

London street photography through the decades

A Guy Fawkes effigy built by a London costermonger Photo by J Thomson and Adolphe Smith (via Street Life in London)

Lewes Bonfire Night

Lewes Bonfire Night - Burning Town and Hillside Watchers. Lewes is 5 miles outside of Brighton & each year the town goes crazy with bonfires, burning effigies, torch parades and barrels of oil poured in to the river and set alight. Its utter madness!

Children pushing a pram containing a guy to celebrate Guy Fawkes are using a 'pedestrian lane' in Kennington Road south London a new concept in road safety, 3rd November 1934.

Children pushing a pram containing a guy to celebrate Guy Fawkes are using a 'pedestrian lane' in Kennington Road south London a new concept in road safety, November

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