When you first hear the word squibbing you may think: what's that?

In Bridgwater squibbing is an ancient tradition with its roots in the Gun Powder Plot in the 17th century. Then fireworks were let off in the street and for generations there was something of a free for all with explosions, bonfires in the street and home-made fireworks lit throughout the town on Bonfire Night.

By the late 19th century the excesses of fire and explosive materials were formalised into squibbing after the carnival is over.

To see 150 squibs lit at the same time and held aloft by the squibbers is something not to be missed. Make sure you are in the High Street at 10.45pm on the night.