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False nostalgia

On 6 Apr 2018 at 6:27pm Hipster wrote:
By fetishising a version of its past that never existed, Lewes is pricing itself out of a future.
On 6 Apr 2018 at 7:03pm Fetishising Fred wrote:
I like to flash in Pipe Passage.
On 6 Apr 2018 at 8:55pm Old Malling wrote:
Nostalgia isnít what it used to be.
On 6 Apr 2018 at 11:09pm Remainer wrote:
Sounds like Brexit
On 6 Apr 2018 at 11:31pm Short term memory loss wrote:
In the past I remember, Lewes had shops where you could buy something useful and you'd meet lots of people who knew you and asked about your kids and parents. I walked past the Lewes Arms the other evening and didn't recognise anyone in there even though it was my local for thirty years. Perhaps I'm not hipster enough but the past I remember was real enough.
On 6 Apr 2018 at 11:56pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
@Hipster - What past are you referring to? Its past as a normal market town, or the image of Lewes as a centre of rebellion and free thinking?
On 7 Apr 2018 at 8:23am Madame x wrote:
Oh man this is getting so boring now!!! Lewes like all towns will change in terms of demographic and types of shops . This really is tedious
On 7 Apr 2018 at 2:49pm Short term etc wrote:
Maybe you didn't recognise anyone in the Arms because you don't go there often any more? Perhaps it is you, rather than the pub that has changed?
On 7 Apr 2018 at 6:13pm Hipster wrote:
Both I suppose. But in becoming a hipster theme park the place seems to have forgotten to cater to people who want to buy the basics without having to go to Aldi.
On 7 Apr 2018 at 7:16pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
Yes. People have pointed out that towns change over time, but this isn't simple 'progress'. This is a phenomenon caused by high house prices and a declining quality of life in Greater London. It has been going on for quite a while, but has sped up during the last ten years. When my oldest child started at school, there was a mix of kids from different backgrounds and many of the parents were Sussex-born. By the time my youngest started, all of his new friends' parents had just moved down from London. Lewes is turning into a sort of Truman Show theme park, available to those can afford to buy a ticket. Don't have enough money? Off to Newhaven with you!
On 8 Apr 2018 at 10:11pm Pedant wrote:
Hipster wrote: 'By fetishising a version of its past that never existed...'

The normal use of the word fetish is in this context: 'a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc.' Are you sure you meant that?
On 12 Apr 2018 at 8:18am Hipster wrote:
I meant more in the sense of:
"have an excessive and irrational commitment to (something).
"an author who fetishizes privacy" "

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