On 4 Jun 2010 at 9:15pm Efflic wrote:
5 months, yes just 5 more months till the best night of the year. I for one cant wait, torches, rookies, fireworks and absolutely no DFL's, brilliant .
No need to worry though DFL's, Artwave is just around the corner.
On 4 Jun 2010 at 9:30pm Old Cynic wrote:
Yippee that means its five months till I go on holiday and take my dogs away from the bloody racket you lot make and before you start Im not a DFL but Lewes born and bred!
On 4 Jun 2010 at 9:40pm Efflic wrote:
I all agree Old Cynic is a miserable person. ( so are his dogs)
On 5 Jun 2010 at 8:36am Old cynic wrote:
LOL! Talking to yourself again.
It may come as a shock but plenty of people in Lewes don't particularly like Bonfire
On 5 Jun 2010 at 9:08am me wrote:
ever heard of the silent majority Old cynic?
On 5 Jun 2010 at 3:39pm supporter wrote:
nothing silent about bonfire night
On 5 Jun 2010 at 4:51pm Efflic2 wrote:
People who first moved to lewes must have known about bonfire. So it is there own bloody fault!
On 5 Jun 2010 at 9:07pm Old Cynic wrote:
I don't get this at all?
Me & Efflic- what are you on about 'silent majority' - bonfire supporters are always banging on (see what I did there!) about how hard done by they are, police on their case, DFLs spoiling it etc - the silent majority are all the poor folk who don't like bonfire and get bullied into keeping quiet cos somehow they are not Lewesian enough. IMO bonfire is a total pain in the backside, hated it when I was a kid and hate it now - so I go away and take my terrified pets with me.
On 5 Jun 2010 at 9:27pm me wrote:
You are of course entitled to your opinion, although wrong and a little over dramatic. Don't need to elaborate because you are clearly way too clever for us Bonfire hooligans!
On 6 Jun 2010 at 12:38pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I must admit, I do ask myself why people stay here if they hate it so much.
I take my dogs away too - for the week up to Nevill bonfire - and put them in kennels from the 4th-6th. But I love bonfire and wouldn't change it for the world. I get a bit hacked off with all the sleepless weekends in the run up to the 5th, when I'm with traumatised dogs until 3 or 4 am, but that's all part of the package and I accept it.
Moving to Lewes and then moaning about it is about moving near to a station for the convenience and then moaning about the noise of the trains imo.
On 7 Jun 2010 at 1:52pm Old Cynic wrote:
Actually as I said above I didnt move here I was born here and I stay because my mum and my job are here - and because 364 days of the year its a bloody brilliant place to live. I just dont like fireworks and my dislike gets worse when they go off weeks before and weeks afterwards. Thats not just Lewes, its everywhere, you can't open an envelope now withouty having a volly of fireworks in the background.
ACT having traumatised mutts is part of the package - and unacceptable one - hence I take myself and the mutts away. What anoys me is the way people who dislike bonfire (to whatever degree) get called things like 'over dramatic' and 'miserable' or 'wrong' - I'm none of those things - I just dont like what you like and enjoy the peace and quiet of an evening and Im not scared to say so
On 7 Jun 2010 at 10:36pm Old Farker wrote:
Coundn't agree more, OS. I too am a miserable aged baastard who cannot stand the idea of anyone enjoying themselves if there is the slightest chance it might inconvenience me. Not long until we have to put up with the bl00dy world cup.
On 8 Jun 2010 at 7:15am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Who was letting off rookies last night then, about 10.15-10.30? There were 3 big bangs that had number 1 dog shaking till 1 am.
On 8 Jun 2010 at 1:36pm Commuter wrote:
Well I love Bonfire and can't wait for the 5th!
On 11 Jun 2010 at 6:56pm jelly bean wrote:
i'm lewes born and bred and i bloody hate it, what a load of nonsense.
On 11 Jun 2010 at 9:35pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I am happy for people to enjoy bonfire night. It is not for me but,please, why can we not just have all the noise once so we know where we are with animals, children etc? Why does it have to be noisy weeks before and after? Surely just the once would make more impact.!
On 14 Jun 2010 at 12:16pm Mr Fawkes wrote:
Personally I wish we'd only hear children and animals once a year and fireworks all year round
On 14 Jun 2010 at 1:21pm Old English Spangle wrote:
Love it or hate it Jelly Bean, that is your prerogative, but to say it is a load of nonsense shows a lack of knowledge about what it stands for, and is an insult to those whose deaths it remembers. If you want to talk about pointless celebrations being rammed down your throat for 3 (or more) months of the year, then turn your attention to Christmas. Now that is a load of nonsense - at least Bonfire celebrates things that actually happened.