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5th Nov Paddock/Baxters

On 11 Oct 2012 at 8:40am Ben wrote:
New to Lewes. Wondering if anything happens in or around these areas
on Bonfire. I can see Baxters field from attic window, would be good for a 6 year old
if there was owt to see. Or is there a suitable place to take a young lad to best get
a feel for events without scaring him half to death.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 8:59am In the know wrote:
Were you organising a laser show in the Paddock a couple of years ago Ben?
On 11 Oct 2012 at 9:19am Local wrote:
Bonfire is not for kids, so well done for being cautious. The early kids processions are OK for him to attend. You should get to see someone's aerials from your attic window later in the evening, but there's nothing in the Paddock / Baxters.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 9:30am Ben wrote:
Laser show sounds good ITK, but sadly nothing to do with this Ben.
Thanks local, i'll lock the poor laddie in the cellar.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 9:50am In the know wrote:
Ear defenders - the type of which you would make your child wear if going to a music festival and also a pair of safety glasses, stout boots and thick old coat and the poor laddie should be fine! CSBS have a childrens procession that you could take him to watch around the Elephant and Castle area which starts at 5:10. and after that you can watch the procession of Rememberance leave and then you can watch Waterloo process around that area before it starts to get really busy.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 9:58am Sceptic wrote:
You have been warned, bonfire night in Lewes is great fun and not for the faint hearted or small children. Turn up by all means but don't be like a lot of people on this forum. You know the ones I mean the whiners and moaners who complain about the dangers. If you don't like it STAY AWAY. Good luck all the societies can't wait.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 12:50pm Ben wrote:
Thanks sceptic, but you wont find me whining. The refreshing disregard for health and safety at his event is what defines Lewes to be the unique place that it is.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 4:52pm Pete wrote:
Come up to the Nevill Juveniles Bonfire society on Sat 20th October, safe as houses, well, the ones that aren't burnt down that is....
On 11 Oct 2012 at 5:13pm Irrelevant Steve wrote:
Holy Moly, I've just realised that David Cameron is never in the same room at the same time as Delia Smith. Coincidence? I think not.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 5:13pm Local wrote:
Just to correct you Ben - there isn't a disregard for H&S at Bonfire as that would be the start of the slippery slope to cessation. It's just that H&S isn't completely overdone like in so many areas of modern life. All Societies have Safety officers, to assess and manage risk to an acceptable level.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 5:29pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think 6 is probably too young for the main events, unless he's very big for his age and of a tough constitution. It is very noisy, and very crowded, even on a Monday.
I'd take him to Nevill, that's more child-friendly, and to the early processions but I think if he was mine I'd want him back indoors by 7.
Of course, he might just love it. I know people who were mad about bonfire when not much more than toddlers.
On 11 Oct 2012 at 5:35pm Bonfire boy wrote:
I have 2 children that are under 7 and they both love being in it, great fun just be vigilant.

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I like the fact it's safe enough to leave windows open and shops don't need to put grills up at night.