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Guy Fawkes 400th Anniversary

On 27 Apr 2005 at 8:05pm guyfawkes400 wrote:
support the Sussex celebrations!
On 27 Apr 2005 at 11:04pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
No advertising, please.
On 28 Apr 2005 at 8:33am guyfawkes400 wrote:
Just thought you might like to support local celebrations
On 28 Apr 2005 at 8:57am Chav wrote:
Support local celebrations? but you are in Portslade. This is no more than unjust profiteering from poor unsuspecting honest Lewes residents. This is criminal. ps. Do you want a Lewes agent?
On 1 May 2005 at 12:06am me wrote:
Call me what you will, but quite frankly what the hell am i gonna do with a celebratory wristband??? No replies needed ( I can work that one out for myself )
On 1 May 2005 at 9:05am John Johnson wrote:
Think it's a sound idea actually. If Lewes residents (those not actually members) did support the celebrations, with regards to street collections (although they all go to charity) things would be much easier. Of course, the worst offenders are the hoards who descend on the town from outside.
Sorry, tetchy subject.
On 2 May 2005 at 6:45pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
The hoardes of outsiders that decend on Lewes have always been a bane to the societies. They contribute very little, moan when things don't please them, then b***** off leaving the streets covered in beer cans. All the time Lewes puts on a fantastic 'free' event this will continue, but let's be honest, you can't blame them 'cause we'd all do it!
On 2 May 2005 at 7:09pm John Johnson wrote:
Sorry, agree with most of your post, but disagree with your last comment, we definitely don't all do it. Being an extremely active member of a large society this is the one thing that absolutely galls me.
I say fair play to the creators of guy-fawkes-400.co.uk ( I now know who they are and proceeds definitely will go to Lewes) for trying a new way of raising funds.
On 2 May 2005 at 10:44pm me wrote:
If proceeds go to The societies of lewes then fair enough. But i do find it very hard to believe that this is not just another money making scam. Connex or whoever it is that runs the local train line now should be forced to contribute funds, because they make a tidy sum of the back of bonfire night.
On 3 May 2005 at 9:40am John johnson wrote:
guy-fawkes-400.co.uk, is definitely behind a Lewes society and all proceeds will go to such. it is not a scam.
On 3 May 2005 at 5:20pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
The cliffe then, what a supprise!
On 3 May 2005 at 6:40pm me wrote:
Which society is it then John? or is as toothy states? Why is it not stated on the website who the money goes to as opposed to "support sussex celebrations" which quite frankly is very ambiguous.
On 3 May 2005 at 8:00pm John Johnson wrote:
Don't know why the exact society isn't mentioned. Personally, doesn't bother me. I've bought my sticker and fridge magnet and am very happy with them. I've also got the poster in my window.
I say good luck to 'em for thinking of something different.
On 3 May 2005 at 8:02pm John Johnson wrote:
Would that be a problem then if it was? I don;t get your point?
On 3 May 2005 at 10:11pm me wrote:
If this site is affiliated with a particular society (I'm not bothered which) it should say so for verification purposes. Besides verification, people might not wan't to contribute to a particular society for whatever reason. On the other hand by not naming the society involvement, the entrepeneurs might be missing out on sales.
The original ad was posted on an anonymous website with an anonymous poster validating its authenticity. Sorry but that stinks of a rip off to me. Its a good idea but let down by its presentation and marketing.
One thing to note is that there are no links as far as i can see on any of the bonfire websites including the bonfire council.
On 3 May 2005 at 10:41pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Regardless of the validity of this site, it must be a great source of comfort to the many people who have often thought 'where CAN I buy a fridge magnet with a jokey picture of Guy Fawkes on it?'
You can only question the sanity of anyone who buys this tat, good cause or not.
On 4 May 2005 at 8:12am John Johnson wrote:
Really? Could have sworn I saw some links on the 'Links' page.
Well, I'm happy with my purchase and the service I got so I'll leave it there.
This does seem a happy place.........!
On 4 May 2005 at 5:58pm me wrote:
oops sorry didn't realise i had the mental capacity of a donkey!!!!!!. I meant links to the so called guy fawkes 400 page from any of the society or bonfire council pages. And as for your sarcasm, It's got nothing to do with "being happy" and everything to do with stopping rip off merchants making a quick buck off of innocent people from lewes. I'm not going to apologize for pointing out some rather vital flaws in the masterplan for selling coloured rubber bands at inflated prices to people. Its an idea that could be presnted far better than it has been. For a start it has all the signs of an internet con. Not saying it is just that it looks like it. As i have stated its not a bad idea, it just needs to be fine tuned.
Gone Phishing
P.s If any money is made, lets hope it goes to Southover Bonfire Society

On 4 May 2005 at 7:26pm John Johnson wrote:
Southover. Ahh, those were the days.
PS. it's 'apologise' over here.
On 4 May 2005 at 8:42pm me wrote:
Sorry Ms Harbeson ! A little joke for anybody who remembers her
On 4 May 2005 at 9:52pm John Johnson wrote:
I've got her orange stapler!
On 5 May 2005 at 12:04am me wrote:
You should have thrown it at booner when you had the chance
On 5 May 2005 at 3:30pm CBS member wrote:
Believe me it is a valid web site for a lewes bonfire not a scam as some might think, hey why not make a bit of money like this. fireworks arent cheap.
On 5 Aug 2005 at 11:08pm JACK CARTER wrote:
Support something more worthwhile....
Mrs Miggins Pie Shop.
On 13 Oct 2006 at 9:02pm Chizz wrote:
does anyone know where to buy barcombe bonfire jumpers? (red and black stripy)
On 23 Oct 2006 at 4:48pm Jojo wrote:
here here, southover bonfire society!!!!

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