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On 19 Sep 2010 at 2:14pm ST wrote:
I would like to thank those from the procession in Mayfield last night who stopped to help my 1 year old and 5 year old who were nearly hit by bangers. It would be an understatement to say they were terrified. The organisers ban bangers from the Mayfield event for a good reason and market it as being 'suitable for children'. Lewes on the other hand recommend that it is unsuitable for children, which is why we don't go. Those that let them off may think twice if it were one of their own who was hit in the face.
On 19 Sep 2010 at 8:34pm MC wrote:
Here, here. My child hates bonfire because of those cretins that think it's clever to throw bangers near the crowds. These idiots are the sole reason many local families avoid the majority of the bonfire celebrations/processions.
On 19 Sep 2010 at 8:47pm Ed Can Do wrote:
From where I was in the procession, I only heard two bangers go off the whole way round the march and they seemed to come from the Waterloo ranks but were both let off well out inthe countryside away from any people and houses. There were quite a few being let off on the field but those were primarily being dropped around the big crowd of bonfire boys at the front, where you'll always get people letting off bangers at any bonfire. In fairness there was an entire massive field where there were no bangers being let off which seemed pretty full of families to me.

That said, it's a shame that there are soem bonfire boys irresponsible enough to let off rookies around kids. If you're going to do it (And we all do from time to time), have a bit of consideration for those around you. Most bonfire boys are very responsible in this respect, sadly there are a few idiots who give the rest of us a bad name.
On 19 Sep 2010 at 9:09pm Oh Dear. wrote:
And it seems to be the beer-bellied, double chinned, middle aged, strippey jumper ones that are the main culprits. Remember, letting them off in the streets is illegal, tradition or not. Injure someone and get caught then you're for the high jump, no insurance company will cover you for breaking the law. Still, at your age you've probably got a mortgage free house to sell to pay off the 'damages'.
On 19 Sep 2010 at 11:50pm IMEYOU wrote:
Go To Lego Land Then
On 20 Sep 2010 at 12:25am crasher wrote:
There's was a lot of strange stuff at Mayfield. Including far too many people getting bothered about far too few fireworks.
On 20 Sep 2010 at 8:47am Clan D Stein wrote:
If you don't like loud bangs don't go, fireworks aren't for kids so stay at home instead. Burgess Hill this week, good times!
On 20 Sep 2010 at 9:40am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Oh Dear.....oh dear!!!
On 20 Sep 2010 at 11:29am Penguin wrote:
Well there's a first, I have never heard the words 'Burgess Hill' and 'good times' used in the same sentence before!
On 20 Sep 2010 at 12:42pm ST wrote:
I would like to add that I have supported the Mayfield procession for the past ten years and not been aware of any problems in the past. It's a tradition that I felt I would continue to enjoy when my children came along - as a family. The event is wonderful, all those who take part look fantastic and much money is raised for charity. I realised I was opening myself up to heckling by posting, but I was incensed by the dangerous actions of a very limited group of individuals and my children mean everything to me. We were on our way down West Street when the procession came up the hill which is very narrow and we were hemmed in. We actually left before the main firework display was let off as, I agree, I felt the fireworks were unsuitable for my children. I believe in supporting my local community and Legoland is not economically sensible to take a 1 year to, but thank you for your suggestion. If the event is not suitable for children and those with young families, why market it as such? I am one of the first to moan about political correctness gone mad, but sometimes, just sometimes we have Health & Safety laws for a reason.
On 20 Sep 2010 at 1:08pm Grace wrote:
Bet the Mayfield cricket club were pleased with the procession & fireworks. Their pavilion mysteriously burnt down that night. Coincidence?
On 21 Sep 2010 at 4:02pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
I think you'll find that it burnt down after 1 in the morning, long after the visiting societies would have left and a long way away from the procession and fire works. So probably yes.
On 24 Sep 2010 at 1:45am IMEYOU wrote:
"ST" . . Infants Under 3 Get Free Entry To The Legoland Park! and there is firework displays there at a safe distance on the 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, & 31st October & 6th November.
Mayfield is one of the few traditional bonfire nights left with its history of the martyrs.
As for the cricket club , Look closer to home.
On 24 Sep 2010 at 1:32pm are ya' local wrote:
If those in and out of bonfire teach the younger members about the responsibilities surrounding fireworks then there wouldn't be these concerns.
Look around make sure there are no little ones and throw them down by your own feet. Fireworks and bangers are part of bonfire this shouldn't change. There was a minimal amount at Mayfield, don't avoid going to these things enjoy it and stay safe!
On 30 Sep 2010 at 6:25pm ufo wrote:
bonfire is a one night pixxup shagxing and a bit of crime.nice
On 1 Oct 2010 at 1:51pm Penguin wrote:
OK ufo, if yxu dxnt lxke it, txn 1 sxggxst yxu fxxk oxf sxmewxxre elxe fxr txe nxght

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