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Banana Bill

On 17 Oct 2012 at 8:26am Peter Pan wrote:
c.b.s. Thanks for filling in the gaps
On 17 Oct 2012 at 12:04pm The Original Interested wrote:
Thanks from me too CBS. Bonfire was great fun when I was little near the Pells.
Toronto Terrace was always humming...
On 17 Oct 2012 at 4:59pm cbs wrote:
Anytime peter pen. i agree bonfire in the 60 was the best
On 17 Oct 2012 at 7:25pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Bonfire was great in the 60's when my dad drove us into Lewes, and all the pubs were open. My sister and her friend were caught in one by my mum and her friend's mum, when both girls were 16. But no harm done.
We could wander freely through the town; from bonfire to bonfire. No petty rules then, and the arrests were in single figures.
On 17 Oct 2012 at 10:43pm mickyboy wrote:
the banana bill sobrequet was apparently because shortly after the war bill got hold of some bananas and sold them from his shop on the corner of lansdown place currently laports galleries. bills son bertie who moved from toronto terrace in 1979 still lives in lewes with wife lil, for many years the penfold family were associated with waterloo b/s, grand son neil was clergy for a good number of years. as to what years bofire was best each decade changes, currently it is a truely family affair with many toddlers and youngsters in the ranks at outmeetings, similaly the public support at out meetings is including a high proportion of children and toddlers who are able to enjoy the spectacle. the lack of dropdowns in these cases is an advantage.
On 18 Oct 2012 at 4:12pm Fred wrote:
Badger's generally do not like banana's, unlike monkey's or chimp's, however they are not in anyway related to each other unlike brother's or sister's. Or even cousin's come to think of it.
On 19 Oct 2012 at 12:32am Petrel wrote:
You've apostrophe's coming out of your ear's fred
On 20 Oct 2012 at 9:14pm lovely lady wrote:
mickyboy sadly bill died a few months ago but lill and family are still living near me
On 21 Oct 2012 at 9:44pm cbs wrote:
lovely lady i think you mean bert died a few months ago ? was very sad to hear this news. its very sad to think that bill bert and henry are no longer marching the streets of lewes.Real bonfire boys. lest we forget

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