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On 6 Nov 2012 at 4:21pm Anonymous wrote:
Hello I have been wondering for ages how do the Lewis bonfire society squire fire crackers and fire works which are illegal in the uk ?
On 6 Nov 2012 at 6:45pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
Do you mean 'acquire', you ignorant fool? 'Squire' is another thing altogether!
Please describe the illegal fireworks to which you refer.
On 7 Nov 2012 at 9:26am Pete wrote:
Steady on BB, chap(ess) was only asking. I saw loads of chinese fire crackers on the night and when set off they were brilliant. Also saw the odd "rookie", and the police were quick to point out to the offending thrower not to do it again. Also saw one idiot throwing rookies into the trolleys that collected the burnt out torches, he should have been locked away...
On 7 Nov 2012 at 9:36am Metoo wrote:
@pete where did you see this happen I did take a member of the public out but got no assistance from the wooden tops , any info will be handy to batter them at the de-brief
On 7 Nov 2012 at 11:30am Pete wrote:
Metoo, it was a member of the Southover Society that threw the rookie into the trolley. From what I saw (standing outside the Black Horse top end of the High Street), he was told off by one of the marshalls standing near. But this practice should be stopped immediately because it throws all the spark and burning wood out of the trolley into the air around and can be dangerous - worth passing this on to the bonfire societies debrief.
On 7 Nov 2012 at 12:47pm ITS-ME! wrote:
The answer is simple really, The Bonfire societies have licences to buy commercial fireworks for their displays. The Chinese firecrackers are display fireworks, the trailing of the firecrackers down the high street are set piece displays that are agreed with the police.
The societies are only allowed to perform their set pieces with the firecrackers at certain points of the town. So it is all done with agreement of the police and there is nothing to worry about...it is all legal and above board!
On 7 Nov 2012 at 1:21pm Local wrote:
Is it REALLY that dangerous for a few bits of burning 1"x1" and sparks to rise from the tar barrels after rookies go off in them?
Far, far less dangerous than marshalls' / members' torches passing very close to the hair of those members of the crowd who insist on encroaching into the roads!
There is risk attached to everything; leave a few sparks alone, for goodness sake...
On 8 Nov 2012 at 12:59am 17Xs wrote:
Chinese 'firecrackers' are perfect! No bungs and made of rolled paper, so when they burst it's merely confetti! As I said .... Perfect! Or are we going to move on to them now! You 'haters' will always look for something! What next, if ALL bangs are banned, (which will NOT happen), the night is too bright due to flares? ... Come on!! Grow a pair!!

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