Skinningrove Bonfire

The annual bonfire and fireworks display takes place on November 5, 2019 in Skinningrove, England.

The theme for the display this year was the ‘greatest showman’. Each year residents of the small North Yorkshire coastal village build a large themed bonfire on the beach, reflecting the area’s history.

This year it pays tribute to Harry Cooper who was born locally in 1853, and whose 8ft 6in height made him possibly the tallest man in the world at the time. While touring with a circus he was spotted by P T Barnum, who made him a celebrity in America.

The bonfire was the shape of a giant circus tent with what the organisers described as their own tribute to Harry Cooper featuring prominently.


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