On 27 Oct 2016 at 4:48pm Sara wrote:
We have young children and want to move to Lewes.
But during our visits there I have noticed that it is a somewhat mixed social class community, which I have been surprised to find. On the face of it, Lewes is seen as middle to upper middle class, and when I've told friends/colleagues I want to move there they have said Lewes is 'posh', which is what I want. But having scratched beneath the surface and visited the parks, shops, swimming pool, supermarkets, and driven around the different housing areas, I have seen that there are a lot of lower class people in Lewes who live there along with the middle/upper middle class folk.
Does this cause any problems in the area?
Does anyone have middle class children at school with lower class children and if so do you find this causes any problems?
I'm wondering whether to go for central Lewes or whether it would be better to move to a village outside of (but remaining close to) Lewes instead, where it is likely to be much more middle class all round.
Any advice would be appreciated.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 4:51pm Please try harder wrote:
On 27 Oct 2016 at 4:57pm You caught a fish wrote:
Ok I'll bite...
Yes you should definitely move to Lewes, the more posh twats that move in the better...
You see I live on Landport which is one of those lower class areas you talk about, I don't have a job and I like all the nice things you bring to the area.
Please remember to give generously when you see me begging in the street, also I don't suggest using Aldi, Waitrose will be more up your street (and while you're shopping I will be in your garage and shed stealing all your lovely lootz).
Also I would suggest trying to give me advice when you see me in the street, I have quite a bad drug habit so am prone to mood swing and generally "posh twat bashing".
Welcome to Lewes, enjoy!
On 27 Oct 2016 at 4:58pm Old bike wrote:
The wonderful thing about Lewes, and your post, is that if you are for real then you will fit in beautifully. Similarly, if you are trying to be funny or slightly outrageous, then you will fit in equally well.
Pointless post of the year, and that is saying something.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 5:10pm Mrs Thomas wrote:
Do people like this really exist?!
On 27 Oct 2016 at 5:21pm Oaktree wrote:
Old Bike - do you really deem this as someone trying to be funny or outrageous?
I deem this post as someone trying to be highly offensive.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 5:32pm Grunge wrote:
On 27 Oct 2016 at 5:53pm little old lady wrote:
You would like our Aldi sarah
On 27 Oct 2016 at 5:58pm Pedro wrote:
Poor "Sara". All she wants to do is make a few Lewes residents heads explode with a perfectly reasonable spot of trolling.
Credit where credits due, its been somewhat effective.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 6:08pm Sara Thinice wrote:
The original post has only got 2 thumbs down.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 6:17pm troll hunter wrote:
dont bite let it go
On 27 Oct 2016 at 6:57pm Gregory wrote:
Day to day Lewes, Sara everyone gets on really well in Lewes, it is a great community. Everywhere in the world in my opinion is greater for diversity. Lives are made richer for it. And to everyone who, once they make their minds up whether this is the usual trolling or not should really respect other peoples opinions - although sometimes they are best kept to themselves. But should this be Sara's opinion she is fully entitled to it. As a lot of other people might agree this forum does give a slightly distasteful view of Lewes folk. Please, Sara et al keep this for useful discussions otherwise it does seem a little like grown ups stooping to teenage facebook trolling and pranks.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 7:06pm Old Bike wrote:
@Oaktree. Google 'Outrageous', synonym 'Offensive'.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 7:55pm Sara wrote:
I'm not a troll.
And I'm not from Lewes.
I want to move to Lewes but am trying to do some research on the area.
To 'You caught a fish' - it isn't my intention to cause offence, I extend my apologies to you if this is what I have done. But in the suburb of London where I live, there is a very large divide between the different classes of residents which causes an unpleasant atmosphere and I am trying to find out if the same is true of Lewes. I can't imagine it is as Lewes appears so sweet, but then I didn't think there would be a problem when we moved to our current address.
I am not saying anyone is better than anyone else or any class is better or worse than any other class. Simply that where I currently reside has a lot of tension between residents.
I asked questions that I haven't actually received any answers to yet, despite 14 posts.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 8:03pm Gregory wrote:
On 27 Oct 2016 at 8:12pm Jonny wrote:
Sara, you simply can't be real my sweet, but if you are? I pity your poor children who are being bought up in your world.
Try South Africa.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 9:28pm Sara wrote:
But 'Old Bike' has just said I'll fit in beautifully!
Please don't insult my children, you don't even know them.
Gregory - thank you but I wasn't sure whether your post was meant to be helpful or not since you compared me to a teenage facebook troll!
On 27 Oct 2016 at 9:51pm Jumping jack wrote:
Sara stop f'ing about and get a life.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 9:54pm Mr Brown and his Daughte wrote:
I think you are a teenage Facebook Troll. You are probably a 15 year old boy sitting at your laptop while wearing your Mum's pants and smearing yourself in peanut butter.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 9:56pm Leg Puller wrote:
The problem as I see it Sara is that there are still some indigenous Lewesians around from the old days when local people could afford a house here. Today they mostly inhabit Landport and Malling and those that made good are on Neville. If you stick to the centre of town you should be OK. For safety though, I'd plump for Kingston or Laughton, possibly Barcombe. Don't worry about schools - you'll want to go private. There are always a few rough types around but if they weren't here who would stick the shelves in ALDI?
On 27 Oct 2016 at 9:59pm Yep wrote:
I agree Sara. I don't want my kids hanging out with gay people or black people in case they become either black or gay
On 27 Oct 2016 at 10:02pm Gregory wrote:
Can we look at people as individuals, I know many people who live in Landport and are hard working and considerate, well adjusted human beings and aware of some who are not. I also know people who live in more prestigious areas in the town and surrounding areas who are the same hardworking and considerate individuals and some who are not. One of the most important things in life is to treat people as you would expect to be treated and not only on where they live, where they were educated and their wealth. I consider myself to have been very fortunate in life but as we all should know you are only ever three bad decisions away from being homeless! Lewes is served by good Private schools and good State schools, it depends on what you want as a parent. Everyone gets on well generally, have never felt any antagonism between classes, it is an open and expressive town which is great and we should welcome anyone who is willing to contribute to it in a positive way. Some people seem to think it acceptable to berate people they consider of a higher class than themselves, the very same people who would be chippy if the working classes were generalised in a negative manner.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 10:10pm Tilly wrote:
There is a couple of children of lower class In my daughters class and funnily enough, they are never invited for play dates or birthday parties. And that's just seems to be ok. Very sad!
On 27 Oct 2016 at 10:24pm Willy wrote:
I hope those "lower class" children don't go to the same school that you did. Your grammar is terrible.
On 27 Oct 2016 at 10:45pm Clifford wrote:
Sara, I think you're wonderful. Can you come down on 5 November and make a display of yourself so we can all throw rotten fruit at you? I know there really are people like you around and I admire your nerve for showing yorself in public. It's normally just the talk of what are laughingly called 'dinner parties'.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 12:03am The Greek wrote:
If you're real Sara, you're what's wrong with this country.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 6:16am Sergeant Major wrote:
Gregory - If you're going to patronise us with platitudes about "Deep down, people are all the same..." you're probably in the wrong place. Lewes Forum is the online version of Fight Club.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 6:44am Prof plum wrote:
Sara, this forum is not representative of lewes, it has a couple of people posting under different names and has no registration so people can say things they would never say in real life. please keep this in mid when reading this forum.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 7:02am Dad with loads of kids wrote:
Why don't you do something useful in your life and with your time, go and work in a charity shop or something or like me have some more kids. The devil certainly makes work for idle hands.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 8:19am and thats a fact wrote:
Lewes is getting a bit over crowded this year, It is almost impossible after 8am to park ones blanket, dog & alms receptical on Cliffe Bridge and start work sponging off the DFLs. luckily the rather obnoxious lower class yokels are being encouraged to move out of the areas, and now have to rely on 2nd rate pavement areas and walking past eateries to try and sponge a £1 soon we will have utopia, the hocked up and mortgaged DFLS, and us the itinerant upward & only mobile at the sight of old bill I need to ask a historical question some oik remarked he wanted to shove a torch handle up where the sun does not shine and Druv me into the River like a Tar Barrel, Whats thats all about?
On 28 Oct 2016 at 1:06pm Sara wrote:
Thank you, Prof Plum, for your post. That is helpful to know. So it seems it is not me who is trolling if the posts on here are all being created by the same couple of people under different identities - is that in itself not trolling?!
Sergeant Major - if this forum is the online version of fight club then that is rather alarming in itself!
Dad With Loads of Kids - I'm not going to work in a charity shop, I work as a professional thank you very much.
I can't say this exercise has been particularly helpful.
I have a few viewings booked up for tomorrow in De Warrenne and Rotten Row. I hope I will find those neighbourhoods more welcoming than this forum.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 1:12pm nilla wrote:
Hmmm Sarah, Rotten Road?
No houses for sale there, are you going to sleep rough?
On 28 Oct 2016 at 1:30pm neighbour wrote:
I'm glad Sara has found an invisible house to 'view' on Rotten Row: 'tis indeed the right place for her with its UKIP voters and Brexiters.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 1:36pm . wrote:
Have you popped into Aldi again yet Sarah?
On 28 Oct 2016 at 1:36pm Piers wrote:
Come to Newick Sara, it sounds right up your street!
On 28 Oct 2016 at 1:53pm Sara wrote:
Rotten Row, not Rotten Road. It was not a typo. And it is not an invisible house.
Thank you Piers - I am considering Newick after a colleague recommended it also so thanks for the 'heads up' as they say.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 2:12pm Another Sarah wrote:
If she's not a troll she would not have kept coming back for more . Troll bashing what a great sport . Olympics anyone
On 28 Oct 2016 at 2:33pm neighbour wrote:
I can confirm that there IS a house for sale on Rotten Row at the moment, as well as one on De Warrenne Road - so beware this lady might be for real!!! Needless to say, the price tag on both properties exceeds the £1,000,000 mark. It is not for nothing that they call it 'Millionaires' Row' and that it attracts this kind of vermin... Rich, disconnected from reality UKIPers and Brexiters.
On 28 Oct 2016 at 2:58pm InTheKnow wrote:
I don't understand why everyone on here thinks this post is by a troll. I am a legal secretary and work for people just like this. It says just as much about the naivety of people who have posted about trolling on this thread as it does about the naivety of the original poster regarding her view of society!