Bonfire blaze for Coronation

With Bonfire Night coming up this picture, which was published by Bill Matheson on the Facebook page Alnwick Memories, seemed fitting.

Friday, 3rd November 2017, 14:53 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 23:30 pm

It shows the Coronation bonfire erected on Flagstaff Hill in Alnwick Park, near Brizlee/Cloudy Craggs in Hulne Park, in 1911 for the the Coronation of George V and Queen Mary.

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The bonfire, just one of many across the county, would have been well-doused with paraffin and littered with small shavings to set the blaze away. It was accompanied by a flare from Alnwick Castle, which was the signal to light the fire.