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2 Bonfire Societies folding

On Tue 17 Sep at 6:35pm Bert wrote:
Live from Fletching, the BBC local news inform us that 2 societies are in trouble. Those bangers ain't cheap any more !! Plus volunteers just want to be in the carnival parade and don't want to work all year. Good news eh ? Maybe a month of other villages in the area holding their own nights doesn't actually help either.
On Wed 18 Sep at 3:03pm Tommy wrote:
Good ol' Brexit hey
On Wed 18 Sep at 11:24pm Basil wrote:
Is that such bad news. Years after year, the same old tedious thing.
On Thu 19 Sep at 11:20pm Tom Pain wrote:
What societies are in trouble? The thing is Bas, unless you die, it's the same old stuff year after year- spring, summer, autumn and all that. On the other hand we can reclaim the streets once in a while, blazing torch in hand and enjoy being alive.
On Thu 19 Sep at 11:26pm Basil wrote:
'Reclaim the streets' Tom? You jest. The same procession year after year on one day, the same relentless brainless 'patriotism' is not 'reclaiming the streets'.
On Sun 22 Sep at 11:34am Tom Pain wrote:
It felt that way to me, I loved it. I'm surprised they haven't banned it by now using health and safety regulations or climate catastrophobia. Patriotism is a natural human feeling not to be confused with jingoism. Tradition is another human feature which is very useful though often misused. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Long live bonfire.
On Mon 23 Sep at 7:30pm Nevillman wrote:
Bonfire in Lewes means many different things to many people eg tradition, community, family, anarchy, approaching winter, fire, carnival (sorry if that one particularly upsets some people), fun etc. I appreciate basil that some people don't like it at all. Personally I have no problem with it evolving and it is likely that societies will come and go. Please try to at least accept it basil rather than just being miserable about it. A lot of people have a good time if for different reasons.

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