VIDEO: A warm welcome for cyclist Lance Armstrong in Edenbridge. He will burn on bonfire night! Tom Savvides reports.
What do Katie Price, Wayne Rooney and Cherie Blair have in common? Well, they've all been an effigy at one of Kent's biggest bonfire night festivals - Edenbridge. Today organisers of the display revealed which famous face would go up in flames this weekend. Tom Savvides explains.
The Edenbridge Bonfire Society has a long history of burning well known celebrities and politicians on Guy Fawkes night.
The Edenbridge Bonfire Society has released clues to the identify of who it intends to make into a giant guy for their annual celebrations on November 5th.
- Very well known
- An international celebrity
- Adored by many
- Notorious for putting (his/her) foot in it rather too often
The Edenbridge Bonfire Society will announce later who it intends to make into an effigy for their annual celebrations.
Every year the society picks a well known celebrity or politician for the honour.
The image has been the same for 46 years. In 1966, Royal Mail wanted a new picture of Her Majesty for stamps. It wasn't easy.
The Queen spent a whole day being photographed by a photographer, but didn't like the proofs. John Hedgecoe was called in. But even his photos nearly weren't used.
He photographed the Queen from every sort of angle, he got in lights, the whole room was festooned with technology and after about 20 minutes, he said: "I think I've got enough done ma'am", to which she replied, "so soon Mr Hedgecoe? Couldn't we take some more?"
They went into the next room and he took the picture against the lights, through the windows. That was the one Her Majesty chose.
A plaster cast was made from the silhouette and the cast was photographed. That's what we see on our mail. The original print is at the Topfoto Gallery in Kent.
A man has been charged with arson following a fire at flats in Wellingtonia Way, Edenbridge, shortly before midnight on Sunday.
Two people had to be taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Danny Chantler, 20, of Wellingtonia Way, Edenbridge has been bailed to appear at Sevenoaks Magistrates court on May 15.