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Bonfire, Times are they a'changing?

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On 5 Sep 2018 at 2:33pm And thats a fact wrote:
With the old sweats in Bonfire not getting out of bed for the first few out fires of the season as they are "carnival" societies, The young turks of the Cliffe seem to have not yet got a grip of "traditions" The rumour is that Cliffe are tweeting about starting their season at Crowborough, Very much a bonfire & carnival, or have the young turks discovered that in the dim & distant, out fires used to be the euphemism for a nights piss up in a friendly Sussex pub surrounded by wenches?
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On 5 Sep 2018 at 3:33pm Resident of Lewes wrote:
I don't give a flying toss. Retard.
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On 5 Sep 2018 at 4:32pm Normal person. wrote:
Out fires?
Is that Gas I can smell?
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 12:07am Guy wrote:
Is there anything more boring than bonfire? Year after year, the same parades, the same costumes and uniforms, the same bands playing the same music, the same fireworks. On and on and on, like sitting in an old people's home and listening to the same old stories. Isn't there anything else Lewes could do? It really is pathetic.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 6:26am @ Guy wrote:
That sort of is the whole point, trying to keep all the traditions alive. Maybe we should jazz up the Armastice day parade as well?
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 6:50am @@Guy wrote:
Guy Get back to your kiddie porn
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 9:44am Tweeter wrote:
Rumours? About a tweet? Why not just go on twitter and look for yourself? If you did you'd see that it says Cliffe aren't officially going but there might be some members there which isn't unreasonable as there are generally some Cliffe members at every bonfire in Sussex.

What a weird thread.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 11:25am Hold 'em up wrote:
Well done to the OP for spouting the first venom of the season
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 12:31pm Boring knows boring wrote:
When was the last time you actually went to a Bonfire, Guy? They change all the time! The costumes are always changing (Except the Borough Zulus obviously although they did promise to work with some actual Zulus to make the costumes look like Zulus rather than Polynesians so might see a big change there this year!), the firework displays are nothing like they used to be and are far grander, longer and better thought out then they ever used to be and then look at the tabs, the Cliffe ones these days are absolutel works of art and even the ones made by the other Lewes societies are vastly more professional looking than the very homemade efforts of the old days.

Bonfire is a celebration of tradition and a service of remembrance so of course a lot of it retains a certain feel but to say it never changes is just curmudgeonly and ignorant.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 2:06pm Twit wrote:
At least the Cliffe twitter feed is pretty much all to do with Bonfire, the Lewes Borough one seems to be primarily about trains to London, says a lot about the Borough I guess.
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On 8 Sep 2018 at 10:03pm Guidofawkes wrote:
Obviously a Commercial "member" as they call them "out fires".
 
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On 8 Sep 2018 at 11:12pm Curios wrote:
What do you call them ?


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