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On 4 Dec 2015 at 10:02am RosiecheeksRosiecheeks wrote:
A good night!!!! Ha, well it was for the visiting pisshead societies. The evening was a complete and utter shambles. Disorganised chaos, no proper poppy ceremony, no bugler, no bonfire prayers. Bonfire boys laden with firecrackers, ( some hanging round necks) health and safety gone out the window!!! Was this a village bonfire celebration or just done for the bonfire boys????
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On 4 Dec 2015 at 10:36am Fed up with moaners wrote:
I assume that you will be volunteering to help organise next year and make it better, or are you just wanting to watch the event, not help arrange the village celebrations at all and moan when it is not up to your standard?
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On 4 Dec 2015 at 2:10pm Rookie Ron wrote:
Oddly it was a proper bonfire
Not the usual village sanitised bore fest 'carnival' that most of the other out meets have become
Hurrah for Barcome!!!
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On 4 Dec 2015 at 4:34pm Menthal wrote:
"Health and safety out the window" ........................... Priceless
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On 4 Dec 2015 at 4:59pm Uckfield wrote:
has always had a Carnival. And it was good fun back in the 60's.
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On 4 Dec 2015 at 10:01pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
Are you seriously questioning the health and safety at bonfire?
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On 5 Dec 2015 at 8:31am DJ wrote:
Nice wind up. Presumably talking through those ROSIECHEEKS she sits on. Great evening, organised by Bonfire boys and girls, paid for by them and enjoyed by them. Showed proper Bonfire is still in one village.
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On 5 Dec 2015 at 10:16am Bright spark wrote:
It was far better when it was nearer to the 5 th. it's now too close to Christmas and there are 2 Saturdays closer to the 5 th which have no bonfire celebrations!. It was far more enjoyable back in the 80's 90's with more costumes and barcombe families. Too many outside societies in stripes and getting drunk has spoiled it.
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On 5 Dec 2015 at 7:58pm tim wrote:
Being a resident of Barcombe and not a supporter of bonfire I wish to point out that the local Bonfire Society have tried to make this a local event. Coming from London in 1980 I have never understood the " bonfire culture " however I do acknowledge their commitment to their history and locally it is the main financial attraction for the local pub. Personally I stay in that night and don't watch the fireworks which can be clearly seen from my property. I wish this event continues however with most things it requires local motivated people to drive it forward.
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On 5 Dec 2015 at 10:21pm Nice but dim wrote:
1980 ? only another decade before you're a Local.
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On 5 Dec 2015 at 10:44pm Rookie Ron wrote:
Odd that you emphasise you 'don't watch the fireworks that can be clearly seen from your property '
And they say DFL's are arrogant
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On 6 Dec 2015 at 12:21am Rosiecheeks wrote:
DJ mentioned that the bonfire girls and boys paid for the evening themselves. I don't think so. They come around the houses collecting and have fundraising events that the barcombe people attend and spend their money, so supporting the bonfire. So how is it that the bonfire boys and girls pay for it themselves. Tosh. Just make it more family friendly evening for barcombe families, have it a couple of weeks earlier and don't have so many outside drunken societies attending. It's only since the dates were changed which makes it one of the last bonfires, that so many outsiders come in stripes, get drunk and spoil it. Didn't have these problems a few years ago
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On 6 Dec 2015 at 8:46am Rookie Ron wrote:
As you're determined to ruin one of the last proper bonfires, how about you asking the Royal Oak landlord if he'll kindly shut on the night ?
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On 6 Dec 2015 at 9:08am Rosiecheeks wrote:
Dont be stupid, they come by coach so would bring their own drink!!!!!
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On 7 Dec 2015 at 8:46pm Lopster wrote:
Surprised that since 1980 it hasn't been possibe to learn a bit about "bonfire culture" to appreciate what it's all about even if you don't appreciate the events themselves
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On 8 Dec 2015 at 9:09am 1853 Boys wrote:
Ignore that pr1ck Lopster
He moves to a village that has traditions and culture that he doesn't like. Go figure that one
 
 
On 13 Dec 2015 at 10:48am mekc wrote:
If you were to read the message properly you would see that he is actually saying that whilst he does not understand the "bonfire culture" itself he fully appreciates the work and commitment that goes into the night and wishes to see it continue - I think the title prick needs to go to yourself 1853 Boys
 
 
On 20 Sep 2016 at 12:23am The Greek wrote:
There was a poppy ceremony and bonfire prayers. The PA system however didn't seem to record it properly. We lost the bugler at last minute. As someone who has been involved in the committee for many years, I totally agree with other comments saying that we need people to come out and support it! We scrape by every year with a minimum of people and that has come to a head this year hence cancelling it. Please do come along to a committee meeting at 8pm, first Tuesday of the month at the Oak and we would love to hear your views to make the night a success for everybody. If you want a bonfire in the village, the village needs to get behind it.


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