A long running tradition will see a certain presidential candidate thrown onto this year’s Guy Fawkes bonfire.
The pretty town of Edenbridge in Kent has revealed that a model of Donald Trump will be taking pride of place on the top of their annual bonfire.
The 36ft (11m) steel-framed effigy of the US Republican – clutching the head of rival Hilary Clinton – is to be set alight during the celebration on Saturday 5th November.
With only a few days to go before the presidential election, it’s no surprise that the billionaire real estate mogul and controversial television personality has taken centre stage. Perhaps foreshadowing the US election results, Trump was chosen to be this year’s effigy by a public vote.
Artist Andrea Deans told ITV News: “We thought it would be funny to put him in pants to make him a bit more vulnerable, and the Mexican theme on the pant I thought was quite appropriate as well.”
For the last twenty years, Edenbridge Bonfire Society has sent plenty of other prominent politicians and celebrities up in flames.
Previous effigies placed on the bonfire include Tony Blair, Saddam Hussein, Wayne Rooney and Katie Hopkins.
The Guy Fawkes event in Edenbridge begins every year with a colourful torch lit procession that winds through the town’s streets from 6.30pm.
The procession will then end at the local Recreation Ground where there will be fairground rides, stalls and a DJ, culminating in the burning of the effigy and a fireworks display at around 8.30pm.
The procession is free to watch, but if you want to enjoy the rest of the entertainment you’ll need to buy a ticket to enter the field.
Advanced tickets can be purchased at a reduced price of £6 for adults and £3 for children. Full details can be found on the Edenbridge Bonfire Society’s website.