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Bonfire night in Lewes

On 5 Oct 2010 at 12:16pm Uncle Wiffle wrote:
A load of us are planning on coming down from Brixton as a reunion thing in Lewes for bonfire night on the 5th. Probably head down the pub for a bit,
then we were all hoping to join the precession for the night. How do we go about doing this? If we just dress up will we be allowed to carry a torch etc..
On 5 Oct 2010 at 12:19pm Clan D Stein wrote:
Ah, a comedian?!
On 5 Oct 2010 at 12:21pm Uncle Wiffle wrote:
Will this not work then? What do we need to do?
On 5 Oct 2010 at 12:23pm simon wrote:
Great idea, head down to the Dorset Inn in the Cliffe. If you are going to dress up go for something like Vikings or similar. You can pick up those plastic Horned viking hats from most fancy dress shops for a couple of quid. Alternatively anyone wearing one of those baseball caps with beer cans on the sides and a mouthpiece usually get asked to lead the precession. Make sure you are well lagered up before the precession starts and you'll definately get asked to carry a torch. Have a great night.
On 5 Oct 2010 at 12:25pm Down and Out wrote:
As I witnessed last year, Plod seems content to stand idly by and allow members of societies to use a reasonable and appropriate level of robust force against students, idiots and any other drunken dimwit layabouts who try to join the processions.
Give it a go, Wiffle, if you wish.
On 5 Oct 2010 at 12:29pm Auntie Piffle wrote:
You need to go through the initiation ceremony which includes proving your family have been here for 5 generations at least and showing that you can drink 10 pints of Harveys and still light a Rookie with a roll up.
You will also be expected to sign a disclaimer stating that you will not bring your fancy London ways down here with you and will not feel the overwhelming urge to leave the procession and open a Twine/Hemp Clothing shop. Failure to comply might end up in a recreation of the Wicker Man up by the Race course.
On 5 Oct 2010 at 12:32pm simon wrote:
Alternatively, I believe Southover BS are doing a 2 for 1 offer this month.
On 5 Oct 2010 at 12:39pm Auntie Piffle wrote:
In all honesty the best way to join in is to meet all the societies for the Grand Procession at 6.30pm at Eastbourne Pier it's from here thta they march to Lewes, ask nicely and you will be able to join in as long as you dress like this years communial effigy which Borat in a mankini.
On 5 Oct 2010 at 12:50pm Clan D Stein wrote:
Try IBS they'll let anyone in, first pioneer costume is a Banker or Hedge Fund Manager!
On 5 Oct 2010 at 3:05pm Uncle Wiffle wrote:
Sounds simple enough. Cool so what time should we aim to leave the pub to get the main procession?
Also is the Charcoal Grill still open these days? Will it be open on the 5th? If not have they finally got round to getting a KFC or MDs?
On 5 Oct 2010 at 5:33pm Clunk wrote:
Dress up as the Pope and head for Cliffe High Street, you'll get the warmest reception of the night.
On 5 Oct 2010 at 6:28pm Pedant wrote:
Don't Lambeth Council still do a nice display in Brockwell Park Uncle Wiffle? Wouldn't it be better to have a few beers over the Trinity and then go down there?
On 6 Oct 2010 at 10:49pm timpandemonium wrote:
Bring a drum. Instant acceptance.

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