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Castle flag

On 20 Nov 2008 at 4:46pm George Doors wrote:
Have you noticed that the castle is flying the flag of the building contractors doing the works on the castle. What do you think? I belive that Sussex Archaeological Society got some extra work done in exchange for their flag being displayed. Apparently it stays till April.
On 20 Nov 2008 at 7:06pm Arthur Broomhead wrote:
In my opinion it's disgraceful. My flabber has never been so ghasted!
On 21 Nov 2008 at 2:41am theintrepidfox wrote:
What a brilliant idea! Does this mean that corporations supplying the Royal household can now fly their flags on Buckingham Palace and other Royal residences too? Let them have the advertising space and foot the Royal bill in return. Regarding Lewes castle: I can't check at the moment because it's dark but if it's true - Hands-off the flag pole! Any self-respecting building contractor will take down their flag immediately as it's a disgrace, eyesore and insult. It might well be that the Archaeological Society needs to look at every monetary source but it's a very fine line to cross to prostitution.
On 21 Nov 2008 at 5:03am SHS wrote:
Does anyone know where I could buy a real Lewes flag? It would be great to see this flag flying proudly in more places than just the castle.
On 21 Nov 2008 at 8:09am Mystic Mog wrote:
If you wish to complain contact Sussex Archaeological Society.
On 21 Nov 2008 at 8:21am FA wrote:
Is there really nothing else to whine about....seriously, is this the big topic of the day....do you think it will be front page news on the local rag ?
On 21 Nov 2008 at 10:37am sashimi wrote:
FA, have you seen the front page of the local rag, today? A flag controversy story would be a hugely more significant.
On 21 Nov 2008 at 11:16am therealalekid wrote:
I don't care if it means that they can get a discount on the work than Sussex Archaelogical society are within reason to accept.
On 21 Nov 2008 at 1:27pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
The Sussex Express says "CLAMPED"... Does Lewes have a parking problem?
Does the Council know about it? If not someone should tell them...
On 21 Nov 2008 at 7:09pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I can understand why the Sussex Archaeological Society have agreed to this. Who in their right mind would turn down the chance of getting extra money for the work being done?

But what prats the building company are. All they're doing is p***ing local people off and it's not as if anyone's going to think 'Cor! I must get my castle done up by these people!', so what are they advertising?

I'd like to see a Bedknobs and Broomsticks scenario, where all the suits of armour come alive and pull down the flag, replacing it with the Lewes one.

On 22 Nov 2008 at 8:08pm pikelet wrote:
Yes, yes and yes to truculent, living armour rolling up flags and not being druv!
On 23 Nov 2008 at 11:13am Lewes Laugher wrote:
One day we'll see the Angel Properties flag flying over the LDC offices.
On 24 Nov 2008 at 12:56am pikelet wrote:
Only for as long as it takes to introduce the lighted match to the several score barrels of powder below Lewes House.
On 24 Nov 2008 at 1:03am Lopster wrote:
could hang the Lewes Arms sign there after its replaced by something new - or indeed hang the building contractors flag outside the Lewes arms...
On 24 Nov 2008 at 11:06am Lewes Laugher wrote:
Could introduce a parking charge for flags. Are you listening ESCC?
On 24 Nov 2008 at 11:22am outsider wrote:
Does anyone know how much money the Sussex Archeological Society has ? I've heard its milions,but they run their stuff in a shambolic way. Anne of Cleves is a mess, full of old junk badly displayed and they won't even let tourists in to Thomas Pain's house, which is disgraceful, the top part of Lewes would be much better if they attracted more visitors up there.
On 24 Nov 2008 at 3:14pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
Outsider is right - it is outrageous that Tom Paine's house is inaccessible to tourists. Particularly next year, the 200th anniversary of his death.
On 24 Nov 2008 at 3:47pm sashimi wrote:
The SAS has just filed its 2007 accounts (see Charity Commission website). They have 49 staff and a turnover of £1.76m at a small loss. Their investments of 1.89m at the turn of the year must be worth a lot less now. - and this must double as a reserve for anything that goes wrong with their difficult portfolio of property. From what I hear they are pretty muddled.
On 27 Nov 2008 at 2:51am not from around here wrote:
On the subject of tourists visiting the town - what do think is terrible is that the tourist information office is often not open much after lunchtime on a Saturday and never on a Sunday. A historic town such as Lewes deserves better service than this.

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