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A tale of two newspapers...

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On 26 Oct 2017 at 7:03pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
Once upon a time there were two newspapers in Lewes: the Sussex Express and the Sussex Advertiser.
Only one of them supported Bonfire.
See if you can guess which one didn't?
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On 26 Oct 2017 at 7:13pm Rollseyes wrote:
Yeah, thinly veiled threats, that's the way to get people round to your way of thinking.

Idiot.
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On 26 Oct 2017 at 7:16pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
If that's what you think a threat looks like you must have lead a very sheltered life
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On 26 Oct 2017 at 10:00pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Bonfire Boy is quite right. The Tories and their Lewes newspaper, the Sussex Express, supported Bonfire. The longer-established Liberal Sussex Advertiser was bitterly opposed, and the young Liberals of the town, especially those who worshipped at Tabernacle, lined up to enrol as special constables to help the Liberal magistrates suppress the celebrations. Tabernacle, then the best attended church in town, has been demolished too.
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On 27 Oct 2017 at 2:40am Fairmeadow wrote:
Thumbs down for historical facts on this forum!
The "progressives" of 1847-8 didn't like the traditions of Bonfire any more than today's politically correct brigade. They had the forces of law and order on their side then, but they still failed miserably in their attempts to suppress them.
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On 27 Oct 2017 at 12:18pm Tabernacle choir wrote:
Can we come and sing (with the skull drummers). We will bring real diversity
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On 27 Oct 2017 at 6:23pm Socialist Bonfire Boy wrote:
I get the sense that Bonfire tends to attract those of the left and right more and still tends to receive more dislike from the political centre.
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On 27 Oct 2017 at 11:09pm Trooper wrote:
The problem with Bonfire is that it's boring. Nothing to do with politics.


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