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Ghost walker to take on Guy Fawkes character for bonfire event
7:50am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
ONE of York’s most famous historical characters will return to the city this November 5 to thrill the crowds at a bonfire event on Knavesmire.
The flamboyant entertainer behind York’s famous Ghost Walk, Trevor Rooney, will take on the character of Guy Fawkes to tell the story of the infamous Gunpowder Plotter.
He said: “I do the Guy Fawkes story almost every night on my Ghost Walk and it’s a very interesting tale - particularly where he was born and educated.
“It’s totally normal for me to do a Guy Fawkes, in fact a lot of people say I look like him.”
“This will be a perfect reminder of a major piece of the country’s history.”
The Gunpowder Plod event, which also includes a 5k fun run, takes place at Knavesmire on Monday, November 5, and organisers promise York’s biggest fireworks event ever.