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CLIFFE not going to Barcombe

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On 31 Aug 2018 at 11:16pm Clint Westwood wrote:
Is there any truth in the rumour that the CLIFFE are not invited to Barcombe?
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 4:29am Not surprised wrote:
After last year when the night descended into a cross between mad max and the wicker man things are being scaled back. People were injured by rookies and the town folk went mental! It was an interesting night...... most memorable of all bonfire events - for the wrong reasons.
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 5:42am Roger wrote:
"Well, it is a bit of a heritage town, stuck in a by-gone age. Culturally very difficult and not a typical slice of the UK".
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 6:27am and wrote:
OUT
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 6:36am G wrote:
Did Barcombe have a bonfire last year?
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 8:20am Hey hey wrote:
There still go , but in Waterloo colours !
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 10:11am Gossip wrote:
What I like best about Bonfire is finding out who is jumping into bed with who.
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 11:10am language police wrote:
That should be with WHOM.
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 11:14am Himself wrote:
Ah, les Bonfire trash-posts c'est arrive
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 11:55am Hey hey nonny no wrote:
They will still go ................They'll still go ......you're still a knob.
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 1:01pm Over the bridge wrote:
No one was invited to attend last year were they
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 4:07pm Actually wrote:
None of the Lewes societies are invited, it's small village societies only this year to keep the numbers down. One assumes Barcombe won't be asking anyone in Lewes for help again any time soon..
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 11:29pm Cannings wrote:
The secretary is a twat and the Pub is awful
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On 1 Sep 2018 at 11:57pm Borough Boy wrote:
Those cheeky cnuts usually come with us on the fifth and cause the most problems
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On 2 Sep 2018 at 12:06am Daz wrote:
All under 18 and not a clue how to behave unfortunately. Dislike them marching with us as its embarrasing also the secretary is appalling with his approach to people and generally everything he posts
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On 2 Sep 2018 at 12:57pm OMO @ Daz wrote:
Are you snowflake white, Daz ?
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On 3 Sep 2018 at 8:13am Cliffe at Barcombe wrote:
Cliffe might get to Barcombe but they do not start out fires till halfway through the season, problem is Bonfire & Carnival societies, Since Uckfield Carnival started 30 years or so before Cliffe they do not like to be thought of as Johnny come lateleys. Either that or as they are all getting old they cannot get out of bed until October. Any truth in the rumour that Cliffe Vikings are all using Zimmer frames and wheeled commode seats this year?
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On 3 Sep 2018 at 10:49am Smug smuggler wrote:
Think cliffe are not going because there members are a complete disgrace At out meetings. They think by singing there sad pathetic songs that makes them bonfire boys. Half of them only been in the society a few years. But think they know it all. Havent heard a good word said about the members or the society for years.
 
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On 4 Sep 2018 at 8:56am Sad Smuggler wrote:
Jealousy is a terrible thing.
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On 4 Sep 2018 at 9:52pm On the fence wrote:
Id sadly have to agree with smug smuggler its not the same society it once was and sadly doesnt feel like it ever could be . Gone are the family values and the pride and now it just rank upon rank of people who are new to it and dont really understand what its all about its all just what they think being a bonfire boy is about and sadly that being a lout drinking in the ranks and generally being pains in the backside same goes for the out fires .its been a slippery slope for years
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On 5 Sep 2018 at 12:26pm Make your mind up wrote:
Are Cliffe all really old fogeys as "Cliffe at Barcombe" says or are they all young whippersnappers with no sense of tradition as "On the fence" says? They can't both be right.

Maybe the truth is that the membership of Cliffe is, as with pretty much all Bonfire Societies, a broad mix of people, some who've been in Bonfire for decades and some who have joined recently. Southover probably has more newer members than average as they are a relatively new society whereas Borough probably tend towards the older end of the spectrum but to make broad statements about the membership of any society shows a complete lack of understanding of Bonfire and the people involved in it.

Every society member should be proud of their own society but the kind of childish comments in this thread are clearly not from anyone with a real sense of what it is to be in a Bonfire Society.

Personally I would say about Cliffe that their members are clearly a sociable lot as you often see so many of them together, it's rare to walk into the Dorset and not find quite a few Cliffe members and I understand they have a lot more social events than the other societies whereas you'll rarely see more than a handful of Commercial members in the Elly or Waterloo in the Lamb. Also Cliffe's tabs are objectively significantly more artistically accomplished than those of the other societies but that's almost certainly their luck in having some talented artists amongst their membership rather than a specific society policy.


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