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Thu 12 July , 07

Tyre Pyre

Filed under: Personal — SFG @ 08:09

So the night of the 11th has passed, and all seems to have been fairly well behaved.
The main news story doing the rounds regarding the night of the fires seems to be concerning a 50ft tall bonfire located in the Ballycraigy area of Antrim (images posted below).
Most of the concerns seem to be centering around the environmental impact fires such as these have.

Now when I was a child growing up in England obviously we celebrated Bonfire Night, and it was always a bit of a competition between the local areas over who could make the biggest and best fire. I don’t think we ever included car tyres though.
It’s estimated that in this one fire alone there were 10,000 tyres.

As far as I’m concerned these types of organised bonfires are less about tradition and more about breaking the law. It’s not big and it’s not clever (okay, so maybe it is big).
Just think of all the toxic fumes the burning of those tyres produced … (8+(

50ftFireScaling the pyre

Above images are clickable

Fire! Fire!

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