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Christmas lights

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On 16 Nov 2017 at 11:03pm Malling7 wrote:
I know that itís early but I hope there are more Christmas lights in Lewes this year. All we seem to get are those two balding Christmas trees, one at the top and one at the bottom of town. Thatís it really, the rest is down to the individual shops/businesses (which look great if they make the effort!) but we live in such a beautiful town with amazing buildings. Even a few twinkly string lights here and there would make all the difference.
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 11:27pm Mavis wrote:
Unfortunately, Lewes only does flaming torches.
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On 16 Nov 2017 at 11:55pm Guy wrote:
Not for much longer.
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 7:51am Earl of Lewess wrote:
@Malling7 - We've already done the annual Christmas lights moan - scroll down and you'll see.
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 7:55am @Mavis wrote:
Fortunately, Lewes does flaming torches.
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 8:10am Lewesian Lad of yore wrote:
Lewes has the opportunity to really excel with Xmas lights and street decoration, from the bottom of School Hill to the bottleneck at the top of the High Street it could look like Regent Street, with roadside chestnut roasting braziers, hot dog and doughnut sellers plying their wares at passer-by shoppers on late night shopping evenings. The sights, sounds and smells would be fabulous.
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 10:39am More festivity! wrote:
I agree! Celebrate our town more... It's really very pretty and would look fantastic with oldy worldy, and modern lights and Christmas decorations. We get so many tourists, local businesses would benefit and it would be nice for local people too! I'd love to see roasted chestnut sellers, music etc...
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 12:59pm Shopper wrote:
I've always wondered why so many businesses in Lewes persist with the antiquated idea of opening from 9 to half 5. Most shops in Brighton open 10 to half six now as nobody is out shopping at 9am except the pensioners shuffling down to Boots for their prescriptions and opening a bit later allows people who work in offices to grab some shopping after work.

I also don't understand why dentists don't open on Saturday and Sunday then shut on Monday and Tuesday but that's a different discussion I guess.
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On 17 Nov 2017 at 7:33pm Bert wrote:
You may notice how dimly lit those shops are inside too. Is it a Lewes thing too.
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On 18 Nov 2017 at 7:23am Kaempfert wrote:
We want a Organ grinder too. You can be the monkey. Kind regards


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I like the fact it's safe enough to leave windows open and shops don't need to put grills up at night.
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