Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Record crowds flocked to watch a massive replica ship going up in flames in Shropshire, as part of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
The massive replica of HMS Usillies took three weeks to assemble - but not so long to burn!About 1,400 people attended Welshampton’s annual bonfire, where the 60ft long and 40ft high commemorative centrepiece was set alight. The recreation of HMS Usillies took five people three weeks to put together using hundreds of pallets and thousands of nails. Event organisers were delighted with the success of the event, despite all their hard work going up in flames.