Spirit of Carnival statue in Bridgewater, Somerset, England UK

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Spirit of Carnival statue in Bridgewater, Somerset, England UK
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The town centre bank branch on the left is at 9 York Buildings, Cornhill, Bridgwater. The work of sculptor David Faulks, the statue on the right was erected in 2005 by Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival to mark the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot. It depicts a masquerader dressed in early 17th century clothing, holding aloft a lighted Bridgwater squib attached to a squib cosh. For centuries on November 5th, residents of Bridgwater gathered around a bonfire located here in Cornhill to celebrate the failure of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament.