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Christmas lights

On 26 Nov 2007 at 6:07pm The artist formally known as FA wrote:
Lewes have put their christmas lights up.................
What an absolute disgrace yet again.
On 26 Nov 2007 at 6:14pm Lewesianne wrote:
Havn't seen them yet. So what does all our parking fees go on then? The County Town of Sussex and the decorations are embarrassing. The house at the bottom of my road looks better and they havn't even switched them on yet! Come to think of it, they never took them down from last year - how lazy!
On 26 Nov 2007 at 7:54pm me wrote:
I think they are well thought out and visually stunning!
On 26 Nov 2007 at 7:56pm me wrote:
:-) Well alright that was a bit of a lie
On 26 Nov 2007 at 8:59pm Art wrote:
How come do other towns do it so much better?
Lewes' lights look like they've been nicked off a small fairground ride.
They are so pathetic it hardly seems worth putting them up.
On 26 Nov 2007 at 11:48pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
BUT, well done to those shops (independent traders) who have made an effort and decorated their own businesses, mainly at the top of School Hill.
AND, a word of thanks to those shops who supported Bonfire by dressing their windows appropriately (for example, Tizz's, Gift & Card Co and Renwick Clark, altyhough the latter dismantled their display several days before the 5th!!!)
On 27 Nov 2007 at 12:18am kestrel wrote:
I do know that Waitrose have paid for the lights, fixtures, and fittings for the first 20 shops to have the matching 'icicle' lights, ie, the ones mentioned by Spinster Of This Parish above me, as well as donating three full days of labour from two of the Waitrose tradesmen to hang them.
On 27 Nov 2007 at 5:21am The artist formally known as FA wrote:
Yeah the icicle lights over the town hall, bright ideas etc etc do look pretty good.
Looks like i'll be off to Uckfield for late night shopping this year...the lights and general atmosphere knock ours into a tin hat !
On 27 Nov 2007 at 11:15am Piggles wrote:
Some of the ones down Cliffe High Street appear to have approximately half of their 'fair ground style' bulbs not working (observed on the same day they were put up!)
On 27 Nov 2007 at 11:55am Artist formally known as FA wrote:
They were still the same last night Piggles....what an absolute shambles this town is.
On 27 Nov 2007 at 1:17pm George Doors wrote:
Town hall has nice lights.
Chamber of Commerce do the lights with help from the Town Council.
On 27 Nov 2007 at 1:22pm artist formally known as FA wrote:
Yep...a lot of nice lights up the top. My wife works next to bright ideas and she said they're all timed to turn off at 11pm
On 27 Nov 2007 at 2:00pm Amethyst wrote:
Surely the shops of Lewes don't need the council and chamber of commerce to supply the lights - It doesn't cost that much to put some icicles on the front of your shop or even string lights from one shop to the other. It just needs a little community spirit from the local traders to make our town look inviting. After all it is their pockets they are lining not ours, the tax payers. Lewes has been particularly bad with Christmas lights. I remember coming home one christmas after being away and the excitement of christmas dropped through the floor when I went into town and there were NO Christmas lights, just a tatty tree on the War Memorial and zero atmosphere.
Well done to Waitrose for putting a little back into the community.
On 27 Nov 2007 at 2:54pm George Doors wrote:
Well said
On 27 Nov 2007 at 4:05pm janet edwards wrote:
I saw the lights on sunday evening they are absolute rubbish most of the lights were'nt working, what happened to the firework ones from a few years ago? I suspect someone from outside town didnt like them and complained. I think the parking fees are going towards their Xmas party bet they'll have better decorations than we have
On 27 Nov 2007 at 5:54pm fred wrote:
Has anybody asked the people who did the light show in baxters field on the 5th if they could help spruce up the high street with lights?
On 29 Nov 2007 at 12:24am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
What a brilliant idea - that way we could all enjoy the organic and ecologically friendly display.
I wonder if Oliver could arrange for a Dolphin spit-roast? (naturally, only a dolphin that has accidentally been caught/killed in a tuna net).
On 29 Nov 2007 at 11:02pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Hooray - the tree went up today (and looks lovely).

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