On 24 Sep 2012 at 8:04pm NaiveMe wrote:
Watched Fake Britain for a few minutes this eve and it said bangers had been banned under law since 1997.
So this led me to wondering what do you bonfire Girls/ Boys use in the parade, the things thrown on the floor and sound and look like bangers? Are they a form of firecracker?
Naive question I know! But would love the answer.
On 24 Sep 2012 at 9:24pm In the know wrote:
Why do you need to know , just watch ad enjoy ,
On 24 Sep 2012 at 9:45pm tom wrote:
please no one reply this time
On 24 Sep 2012 at 10:28pm Suspicious wrote:
Agreed. Parade?? Smells like a troublemaker...
On 24 Sep 2012 at 10:31pm KENDO CASTER wrote:
£2 for ten bangers, bargain, where can i get some.
On 25 Sep 2012 at 8:17am Pete wrote:
Oh yes, far more dangerous than bangers especially if thrown into a crowd - but such good fun.
On 25 Sep 2012 at 8:28am Odd ball wrote:
I heard they were grenades?
On 25 Sep 2012 at 12:04pm sayhellotomylittlefriend wrote:
They're bird scaring bangers... just take them off the rope and away you go. Now you can throw some back!
Check it out here »
On 25 Sep 2012 at 10:24pm Ecilop wrote:
Webbo for everyone's safty please can this be taken down , I know those that want to will find it , but us responsible (in both senses ) would like to see less or none of these on the streets troughout oct/nov
On 26 Sep 2012 at 7:28am cilbup eht fo rebmem wrote:
Shame that the authorities continually want to dilute bonfire
all Sussex bonfires will soon be reduced to carrying electric tea lights like they do on Brighton for The"burning"of the clocks
On 26 Sep 2012 at 8:16am Guy Fawkes? Who's he? wrote:
The end of Lewes bonfire as we know it is not far away. The authorities are closing in year on year. They are sucking in the big chiefs of each society. Listen to them preaching how you won't be protected if you are arrested dropping fireworks etc.That's just the start. Brain washed chiefs are spelliung the end. Mark my words.
(Did you see what I did there? )
On 26 Sep 2012 at 8:31am 1big chief wrote:
It's always been ill eagle to discharge fireworks on the highway , so nobody can support the perpetrator in any real practical way , we are doing what we can to keep it going , ( see what I did there )
On 26 Sep 2012 at 9:17am uckers barry wrote:
the only place for fireworks is the bonfire sites not the streets the ones being let of last year were very dangerous with small pellets flying out hitting the crowd ive heard a lot of things are going to change this year
On 26 Sep 2012 at 10:29am Get real wrote:
Uckers , you are obviously a know nothing , what have you heard , yes there were some rouge bangs last year which would not be welcome this year on the street or indeed on the fire sites , why would you think that it's not safe for one but o for the other , fool , and why oh why would any normal person use those same ones this year , even though some certain shops are still happy to sell them ,
On 26 Sep 2012 at 12:54pm uckers barry wrote:
was you one of the idiots letting fireworks off in the street and you call me the fool well at least you fools wont be doing it this year get real
On 26 Sep 2012 at 2:56pm Ed Can Do wrote:
If you don't like the loud bangs, barry, you could always just, you know, stay in Uckfield.
On 26 Sep 2012 at 3:31pm uckers barry wrote:
need to get rude lewes bonfire night is for all to enjoy ed can do
On 26 Sep 2012 at 3:49pm teaboy wrote:
uckers - "Lewes Bonfire night is for all to enjoy" - yes it is, but the event involves street fireworks. It alsway has. If you don't want to go to the event AS IT IS then don't go. You aren't going to a carnival, or a barbecue, or Garland Day, so don't expect things to be like tamer festivities.
I don't think anyone's ever been to Lewes Carnival, Garland Day, or any other street event away from the 5th and complained about the lack of fireworks...
On 26 Sep 2012 at 5:01pm Myself wrote:
"Lewes Bonfire night is for all to enjoy" - actually it's not. It's put on by the bonfire girls and boyes of Lewes for the bonfire girls and boyes of lewes.
On 26 Sep 2012 at 5:11pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I wasn't being rude, barry, I was pointing out as others already have that the Bonfire celebrations are what they are. It's no secret that there will be loud bangs throughout the night and in close proximity to the public and yet every year people still complain about the bangs and how dangerous it all is. If you want a torchlit procession without all the bangs then there are plenty more suitable over the next few weeks, none of the out-meetings allow bangers in the procession and if you must go out on the 5th then go to Lindfield.
Would you go to a football match and complain that all the singing was ruining it for you and try to get singing banned? Would you go to a Formula 1 race and tell them to tone down the engine noise? Would you go to Thorpe Park and tell them that the rides go too fast?
My point is, if you come to Lewes on the 5th you know what you're getting yourself into. If you want a "safer" option there are lots available. Rather than trying to ruin Bonfire night for the thousands of people who like it just how it is and manage to have a perfectly enjoyable and safe evening, just don't come.
On 26 Sep 2012 at 5:16pm Southover Queen wrote:
Exactly, Ed. I'd add one thing, and that is that it's a really terrible idea to bring small children. The noise and bangs are frightening, and a five/six year old is the perfect height to get injured by rookies - it happened to a child near me last year. He got a nasty graze across his forehead, but it might very easily have been his eye.
I don't think a lot of people DO know what they're getting into, as it happens. If they did they would not bring small children...
On 26 Sep 2012 at 5:28pm teaboy wrote:
There's little excuse in this day and age NOT to know what you're getting into with Bonfire. 2 minutes on the internet will show you what the event's like. I still maintain that the safest place for kids on the 5th is in the procession.
On 26 Sep 2012 at 6:46pm forrest wrote:
No please dont come to Lindfield. the village is full to bursting as its is on Nov 5th. Plus the car parking is rubbish lol
But hey if you do they do a great firework display
On 26 Sep 2012 at 7:48pm uckers barry wrote:
thankyou all for your concern the law are not going to tolerate fireworks in the streets it will be only the set pieces so happy days
On 26 Sep 2012 at 7:57pm teaboy wrote:
Like in 1992, you mean?
On 27 Sep 2012 at 10:32pm NaiveMe wrote:
I genuinely was asking an innocent question and didn't realise the havoc or problems it would cause. I LOVE our town especially on Nov 5th and meant nothing by the question I posted at the start of this thread..note to self.. curiosity etc ..
On 27 Sep 2012 at 10:56pm teaboy wrote:
Don't worry about it too much - it wasn't an unreasonable question. People are very protective over Bonfire and its traditions for genuine reasons. Why not pop along to one of the Society's Badge Nights for a chat with members over a beer? Even better, join in and enjoy a whole other side of the night!
On 2 Oct 2012 at 5:21pm BonfireLAD wrote:
Your question was perfectly reasonable so do not fret! uckers barry why are you and people like you so determined to ruin a tradition that this town has taken pride in for so many years! We do not do it for the spectators or the towns people, we do it for ourselves! Not so the likes of you can come here and moan like a disgruntled child throwing your toys out of your pram because you do not get what you want. I can honestly say I couldn't care less if thousands of people came to watch or a big fat zero, I would still be walking down that road with a torch a blaze in one hand and a rookie in the other!
On 2 Oct 2012 at 8:57pm uckers barry wrote:
it wont happen because fireworks are banned in the street
do it for ourselves selfish bunch of sriped jumpers arent yo lol