Every year in June, a brave group of daredevils in the city of Alesund, Norway stack up hundreds of wood pallets to a height of over 130 feet, which they then light on fire in celebration of Midsummer and John the Baptist’s birthday.
do believe potatoes have improved over the years as I can remember some potatoes that would just boil to nothing and be 'stringy'. Mum would say they were 'old' potatoes and would mash them with butter and milk. Others we just had as chips which I liked and jacket potatoes were a treat on bonfire night. Today, you can buy most already cooked and frozen. How did you like your potatoes when you were young?
A Loyalist youth climbs a large bonfire construct in preparation for their night bonfire at the New Mossley estate on July 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The New Mossley bonfire is considered by many to be the biggest in the province this year.