Guy Fawkes celebration last night. It was raining so I am not sure if they did the bonfire but the kids were all over town, carrying a hollow turnip and asking for a “Penny for the Pop [Pope]” or in some cases “Penny to burn the Pope'”. I have tried to find stories of how the Guy Fawkes message got morphed with Reformation thinking. All i have come up with is that a penny used to be the Parish tax in Orkney Islands and after the Reformation, the penny no longer needed to be sent to the Pope. Somehow the Guy and the Pope got their wires crossed and we now have a hybrid celebration that doesnt really make sense. If you have any more info, let me know.