Even the bloody weather was against us today, with pouring rain spoiling the firework display we had organised for the kids outside the kitchen.It didn’t dampen our spirits though and it was a great success. Bob Delbridge and some other students at Newcastle Poly had made two brilliant effigies of Thatcher and MacGregor which sat on top of the bonfire, with a full outline of the Houses of Parliament placed in front. When the black paper burned away it revealed the slogan, ‘Victory to the Miners’, complete with SWP fist, and the crowd cheered. There were a few hundred people present to watch the spectacle, braving the rain, and applauding loudly when Thatcher and MacGregor burned. It’s just a pity we didn’t have the real thing!
We provided hot food and drinks in the kitchen and were rushed off our feet keeping up with demand. The children had a great time, which was the whole point, and they loved the bonfire and fireworks. It’s a shame we couldn’t have gotten hold of the recently departed Mrs Gandhi, then we could have burned three bastards instead of two!