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Kids n bonfire

On 6 Oct 2017 at 8:36am Not my name wrote:
Would you let your 12 year old boy out with friends on their own on bonfire night? I think definitely not. Thoughts?
On 6 Oct 2017 at 9:16am The Greek wrote:
As long as they aren't unsupervised with booze and rookies I shouldn't see why not... or expect them to get a ticking off by the police. Although if they are part of a society they no doubt will need accompanying by an adult, as per society rules.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 9:18am Ed Can Do wrote:
I was 12 the first time I went out alone with my mates on bonfire night but that was 25 years ago. The streets were much quieter but there were a lot more fireworks getting (literally) thrown about. We all got though it relatively unscathed though, one girl had to have her stomach pumped after drinking a bottle of vodka but that kind of thing happened at parties anyway so it was, on balance no riskier than any other night out.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 9:20am Slarty wrote:
Depends on the kids. A sensible 12-year-old will be fine. Hardly see any trouble in the crowd on the night and lots of police around.
If they can't be trusted or likely to get drunk or cause problems, then no.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 12:52pm Annets wrote:
I'd say no
On 6 Oct 2017 at 1:19pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
If your kid's used to going out and has sensible friends, they'll be fine, but I'd still say no because if they don't come back when they're meant to, finding them would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. The best place for a child on Bonfire Night is in the procession, under the watchful eyes of others.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 1:36pm Sensible Friends wrote:
Back in the 60's we went from school and bought rookies ( in the lunch hour ) Set them off in cow pats. One guy from Kingston got covered in S*** because the fuse was short .he sat all afternoon covered - the teachers never asked. Happy (non PC ) days. If anyone remembers this please reply
On 6 Oct 2017 at 3:00pm shabba wrote:
The PC brigade has gone crazy! Stopping us from turning up to school covered in s***, WE WONT BE DRUV.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 5:34pm Rookie Ron wrote:
If he can light a rookie off a roll up then he's fine
On 6 Oct 2017 at 7:34pm Are you kidding? wrote:
There’s no way that I’d let a 12 year old out in Lewes on 5th (or this year the 4th). They could be the most sensible kid in the world but it won’t help them when the town is full of idiots. Some drunk moron threw a rookie last year which went in my face. Luckily it dropped down before it went off or I might have lost an eye. Most people are fine, sensible and just want to have a good time but there are just too many out there with no sense to risk letting kids out on their own.

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