AS Hampshire residents are in the throes of being dazzled by fireworks, toasting marshmallows over bonfires and sipping tomato soup from polystyrene cups - the Southern Daily Echo takes a look at Guy Fawkes Night from the past.

Since Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested at the House of Lords while guarding explosives on November 5, 1605, residents up and down the country have commemorated the events each year.

At the time, people lit bonfires around London to celebrate the fact that King James I had survived and the Observance of 5th November Act ushered in an annual public day of thanksgiving.

This selection of images show how Hampshire residents have prepared for the big day over the years.