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Enemies of Bonfire

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On 12 Nov 2015 at 12:07am Janet Street Preacher wrote:
Can anyone tell me who Cliffes Enemies of Bonfire were this year and why they were chosen?
Do other societies do Enemies?
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On 12 Nov 2015 at 2:45pm astrid wrote:
"Enemies of Bonfire" range from nationally reviled figures to local officials who have attempted to place restrictions on the event.
Don't think there were any this year.
It is basically people who just don't get it!!
its a tradition, sadly so many have been forgotten in other parts of UK, it brings the community together (majority) and to have fun.
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On 12 Nov 2015 at 7:41pm Minty wrote:
Enemies Of Bonfire are a Cliffe tradition. This year there were three, but I never got a good look at them, so not sure what they were.
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On 12 Nov 2015 at 7:47pm winston c wrote:
D F L' S
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On 12 Nov 2015 at 8:04pm astrid wrote:
someone please tell me what dfl stands for?????
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On 12 Nov 2015 at 8:22pm Cliffe wrote:
A DFL is the opposite of a BAB (born and bred). A BAB is someone who's never experienced life outside Lewes, has no sense of adventure nor curiosity about the outside world. They live in a teeny weeny little world made up of living in the same street their great grandfather lived In and probably wearing his underpants "coz it's tradition". They're fearful narrow minded dinosaurs who believe that change IS always, ALWAYS bad.
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On 12 Nov 2015 at 8:47pm And... wrote:
...they also blame everyone, particularly Down From London (DFL) people for the fact that there's a huge housing shortage in the south east which is threatening their god-given right to remain living in this town and indeed in the same street as their grandfather (who has anyway cashed in by selling to said DFL for the full value that the estate agent was able to screw out of him). Curiously it's DFLs pushing up house prices and nothing at all to do with the fact that gramps is holding out for the best price.

Summary: blame the stranger not your neighbour.
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On 12 Nov 2015 at 10:32pm Cuban Raft Rider wrote:
UDFL. A Ultimate Down From London.
Hail the UDFL, a green blood Catholic lording it up at the Lewes trough. Maria Caulfield, Lewes MP, more ironic than Alanis Morsiette dying from swallowing her plectrum
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On 14 Nov 2015 at 12:01am winston c wrote:
So Cliffe, you must hate the fact that you are an outcast / failed from London, you would love to fit in, in Lewes, but you know you never will be accepted, never will. Feel free to hate the locals, they have something you cant buy or control. B A B.
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On 16 Nov 2015 at 6:48pm Hans C.A. wrote:
Nice to have some without webbed fingers in the town though surely Winston?
 
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On 18 Nov 2015 at 8:34am Ho Ho Ho wrote:
I remember the good old days when they were carried proudly in the procession, the days before everyone was afraid of upsetting the subjects. Sad that a few people can't be found out of the whole society to carry them, maybe they're all too scared at being shouted at by officious marshals, which is all you seem to see when the Cliffe mope past now. Everyone else at least seems to be enjoying themselves.


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