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On 31 Oct 2018 at 7:34pm Old bloke wrote:
What's it all about eh? This 'celebration' did not exist when I was growing up. I was aware of Halloween as a time that witches might fly, but that was it. Along comes the USA (as it usually does) and we import all the commerciality which of course the retailers exploit to the limit. I feel sorry for the young parents, slightly bemused, with their children, trying to make it an event in places (like my street) where it's not that welcome and it's certainly not the USA. The USA exploits us as a little country where we speak the same language and I can certainly see them licking their lips in the current climate.
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On 31 Oct 2018 at 7:44pm @Old fart wrote:
Make the most of your life old bloke, you have very few years left with us. I wouldn’t bother moaning about something that you will not see much more of.
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On 31 Oct 2018 at 7:47pm actually wrote:
Halloween is older than the USA. Don't blame them for everything.
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On 31 Oct 2018 at 9:33pm Spectre wrote:
All Hallow's Eve stems from the Celt tribes of Ireland & Scotland, way before the USA was around. All of the traditions we follow come from either the United Kingdom or Europe. Halloween has bugger all to do with the USA.
So don't give them credit for it!
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On 31 Oct 2018 at 10:14pm Jester wrote:
Really?! What does it matter? Children of our community enjoy it. It gives them something to look forward to and enjoy. Enjoy it with them. Your life may be a little less depressing than the Lewes forum to vent on.
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On 31 Oct 2018 at 10:29pm Pickle wrote:
Get over it, let the kids enjoy themselves. There’s no pressure for people who don’t want to get involved, just a simple note on the door will do.
Some brilliant attempts from houses around the town tonight, one with projections all over the windows
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On 31 Oct 2018 at 10:46pm Ousedale resident wrote:
Not one single trick or treater in ousedale tonight, who would have thought?
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On 1 Nov 2018 at 12:30am Local wrote:
Merely another symptom of the sweeping tide of American bollox heading west.
The work of satan. I would've set the dogs on any fooooker knocking on my door.
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On 1 Nov 2018 at 8:40am Local wrote:
Should celebrate samhain really
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On 1 Nov 2018 at 12:36pm pixie on a leaf wrote:
Ousedale resident...……..why were there no trick or treaters around Ousedale last night? I thought a lot of children lived there.
Genuine question.
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On 1 Nov 2018 at 3:47pm Ousedale resident wrote:
Pixie on a leaf, would you take your child here to trick or treat?
It’s not the most inviting place, I must say.
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On 1 Nov 2018 at 7:51pm pixie on a leaf wrote:
Ousedale resident...………..No; I have to say that I would not. I just thought that all of the children round there would 'trick or treat' their friends / neighbour's.
Sorry for any misunderstanding.


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