Who’s that Guy? Effigy relaxes outside Kings Langley coffee shop

The Guy joins cafe goers for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake
The Guy joins cafe goers for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake

A crafty mum who has made her own Guy Fawkes effigy is questioning whatever happened to the ‘penny for the Guy’ tradition.

Rebecca Daborn made her version of the villain who planned to blow Parliament sky high and settled him outside Fred & Ginger Coffee on Kings Langley’s High Street.

He’s become quite a talking point for passers-by and those who take their coffee alfresco. The funny figure is also promoting the family-friendly Rudolf Steiner fireworks event on November 5.

Rebecca said: “It’s seems like Halloween and trick or treating is growing in popularity, whereas ‘remember, remember the 5th of November’ and a ‘penny for the Guy’ has disappeared. How many children know what a ‘penny for the Guy’ is?”

The gates open at the school in Langley Hill at 5.30pm, and the fireworks display will blast off at 7pm. There will be a bonfire, live music, a barbecue and more. Tickets on the night cost £14 for families, £10 for a couple, £6 for adults and £3 for children.

Rebecca said: “I’d also like to thank the Hospice of St Francis charity shop for the donation of the clothes for the Guy.”

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