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An Americian in Lewes

On 23 May 2015 at 8:03am Jerri-Lyn wrote:
Ok so I visited Lewes with granma, she lived in one of the surrounding areas before moving to NY, a trip down memory lane.
Now granma is a tough old bird and keeps up with us all, but oh my, what's with the transport system around here, it's almost non-existent! We had trouble with our hire car so granma says we can use public transport while waiting for replacement. It's an eye opener compared to NY and Chicago, no buses where we stayed of the weekend, trains didn't run til after 10 when they did run, often late, very late and oh please you need to take a loan out for a trip.
Lewes and areas are sure pretty but you really need to buck up with public transport!!
On 23 May 2015 at 8:11am Claire wrote:
Sure tootin' bud! Y'all have a good day now!
On 23 May 2015 at 8:24am townie wrote:
Comparing Lewes.....litle ol Lewes to New York and Chicago, good god.
May i point you in the direction of Gatwick or Heathrow if you don't like it.
Bloody septics !!!!
On 23 May 2015 at 9:15am Jerri-Lyn wrote:
Wow townie you sure are a little bundle of friendliness aren't you?
FYI I was not comparing, only stating a fact, your public transport system is poor
We are now staying in a cute village in Shropshire and hey, they have a bus service of a weekend
Not all of us in the U.S. Live in our cars and do used public transport
Y'all have a nice day here
On 23 May 2015 at 9:15am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
No good telling us, OP, we're all too aware of the inadequacy and ludicrous cost of public transport in the area.
Perhaps you'd like to address your comments to Patrick McLoughlin, Minister for Transport and to the county council, who've cut subsidies to buses.
On 23 May 2015 at 9:21am townie wrote:
Quote>>>It's an eye opener compared to NY and Chicago,<<<
Sounds like a comparison to me
On 23 May 2015 at 9:23am Clifford wrote:
Jerri-Lyn wrote: 'Wow townie you sure are a little bundle of friendliness aren't you? FYI I was not comparing...'

Perhaps you should read your own posts Jerri-Lyn, as in:

'It's an eye opener compared to NY and Chicago...'

Here's a clue: NY and Chicago are major cities, like London. Lewes is a very small town.
On 23 May 2015 at 9:29am Pearliegirliestar wrote:
Where the hell do you want to go in the middle of the night? As far as I know you can get to Lewes or Brighton pretty late at night, and probably most larger local towns?Trains run pretty late. If not get a taxi, we're only 7 miles from Brighton.
On 23 May 2015 at 9:52am Sting wrote:
I'm a legal alien LOL
On 23 May 2015 at 9:57am Sundance the AmericIan wrote:
Hey, J-L do you remember the Alamo? We've got a stockade as well as the Rights of Man - Did you miss both?
On 23 May 2015 at 10:20am Paul Newman wrote:
Rubbish Clifford comparing New York and Lewes is entirely reasonable..
They have Central Park , we have the swings by the Neville Road
They have ultra cool clubs full of models and film stars , we have the Elephant
They have a glittering night scape, canyons of glass and concrete , we have the Council, Buildings
They have Macy`s Tiffanys and Saks, we have Boots WH Smith and some shops that sell coloured string
Same thing really
On 23 May 2015 at 11:49am Joking wrote:
This has to be a wind-up. Real Americans couldn't begin to be so crass.
On 23 May 2015 at 12:34pm Mark wrote:
I'm scratching my head over this. It's almost better than the painting. A real Newyorker would say NYC referring to the city. He would talk about a "rental car". "Stayed of the weekend" fits. He might be quite anglicised.
On 23 May 2015 at 1:29pm Dorffilc wrote:
You couldn't keep your nose out Clifford ,
On 23 May 2015 at 7:47pm Clifford wrote:
Paul: I stand corrected.

Dorffil: Nor you, it seems.
On 23 May 2015 at 10:33pm Queuer wrote:
J-L, were you and grannie shopping at the fishmongers in the Friday Market in Lewes last week? The pair that blithely ignored the burgeoning queue and interrogated the fishmonger about every bit of fish on the counter for 10 minutes?
On 24 May 2015 at 8:01pm Brit wrote:
I was in nowheresville, Ohio, a few weeks ago. Pleasant enough. But I couldn't help but find the transport poor compared to London.
On 24 May 2015 at 11:44pm Too Many Cooks wrote:
I think the food's great - I've never been disappointed - but there's a member of staff there who can be quite moody.
On 25 May 2015 at 3:05pm belladonna wrote:
of course the transport is not comparable to a major city.
It would be lovely to have better transport links between Lewes and the villages. Unfortunately our governments of late have been following an American model of economics which does not like public subsidy for essential public services (unlike many of our European neighbours). So our rural bus services across the country (not just Lewes) are poor.
It's a national disgrace.

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