A bonfire in the back lane close the the back doors.
Rockets fired off randomly from milk bottles!
But most dangerous of all......we used to arm ourselves with Brock's penny bangers....the lethal sort....light them and chuck them, trying to get them to go off in the air! Many a lad lost fingers as a result.
Walke's near Jarrow station was our source of Bangers. We bought them for a couple of months before the event and usually had two or three hundred each by the night of the 5th.
I'm glad to say though that we never harmed any animals.
It is all so much safer nowadays with fabulous private displays usually for charity in these parts.
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