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Description of Lewes as heard on a train

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On 30 Aug 2018 at 10:05pm Roger wrote:
"So what is Lewes like?"
"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 30 Aug 2018 at 10:38pm Chips wrote:
At least they didn't say it was full of tory racist inbred firestarting loonies who buy a lot of string.
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On 30 Aug 2018 at 11:11pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
The cartoon below sums up the way Lewes has changed:

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On 30 Aug 2018 at 11:15pm Drama? wrote:
That cartoon could describe any town that has attracted the dreadful monied from far away
Unfortunately Lewes has more than it’s fair share
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On 30 Aug 2018 at 11:19pm mac wrote:
I'd suggest that the conversation was between two hedge fund managers deliberating about whether to fund yet another chain restaurant start up in Lewes - do we, don't we?
Any other suggestions?
Loved the cartoon.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 5:51am the knife wrote:
Can't be them mac, they're women.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 6:03am nancy wrote:
A quirky town with lots of history.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 6:06am boys wrote:
A town up it's self
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 7:09am Hedgehog fund wrote:
Another one coming to prezzo old place this week so I hear
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 8:34am Culture wrote:
Doesn't 'culturally very difficult' mean that there are a lots of people with differing views and beliefs? Traditional white working class to metropolitan elite. Interesting in a place that is not at all culturally diverse ie with a significant proportion of different races. Or have I misinterpreted them?
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 9:16am Interpretation wrote:
It's just Orwellian speak. And a USA cartoon which must have a Black American in it. Now over here that black lady would be married to the white lady and have a prosthetic leg.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 10:16am Ex Pat wrote:
Nasty little town full of nasty little people.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 11:19am DJT wrote:
They're not sending their best.... But some.. I assume are good people.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 12:28pm Cultural wrote:
No, culturally difficult means there are a lot of small-minded racists in town.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 1:41pm Observer wrote:
Most people I come across think Lewes is full of hippies, Guardian readers and organic twine shops. On here though it's thick racists and posh DFLs in barbour jackets and 4x4s. It can't be both surely?
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 3:04pm Mrs Twine wrote:
I can't understand, dears, why there is lately so much criticism of string and yogurt products on this Forum. Clifford can vouch for the quality of my products. Full catalogue on application.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 4:21pm Breathe in wrote:
It's a great place to live. Get a life, the lot of you
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 4:26pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think the days of hippies and organic twine are nearly over.
I think it's more Boden-clad yummie mummies with 4x4 pushchairs these days.
Still plenty of Guardian readers though. The man in my local paper shop reckons he sells more Guardians than all the other papers put together. Guardian writers too.
I saw that Nick Davies in the waiting room at the doctor's once.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 5:18pm Charlie Chalky wrote:
Wouldn't our (quite lovely) black female mayor would suggest Lewes certainly isn't "stuck in a byegone age and culturally difficicult"?
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 7:36pm Drama? wrote:
Would you have prefaced ‘quiet lovely ‘ if the mayor was white?
What are you scared of ? Mentioning she’s black?


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