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Nevill Bonfire Good or Bad.

On 28 Oct 2008 at 8:48am Nevill Newby wrote:
I can't believe its now tues and nobody has posted comments about Nevill Bonfire ?
I thought the procession was great very long but all the bands at the front so by the time the last group went by you couldnt hear the bands so marching in silence bit dull.
fireworks a bit short if i'd paid £2.50 each to watch think i'd be very upset
last year was awsome.
Dont get me wrong Im not having a go at NJBS as I know how hard it is to raise money in these current times. so maybe all of us living on the estate and far beyond can all help a bit more in 2009.
oh neraly forgot LEGO BATMAN awsome not sure who was more impressed my 2 year old or my 30 something year old friends.
would love to have seen that go bang but the view from my garden is great didnt see the point standing in the cold on the hill waiting for it to go up.
On 28 Oct 2008 at 9:22am Lewes Miser wrote:
I did not go as I had other commitments, but even from my point of view, £2.50 is incredibly good value to pay for an evenings entertainment. A figure fours times that amount would be a fairer reflection of the true cost of organising and funding such an event.
On 28 Oct 2008 at 9:51am Smiler wrote:
I took my little lad (5) saw some of the procession but was then told the fireworkd and bonfire didn't start till 9pm so we left as that would have been too late for him.
He was very dissappointed.
Could it not have got started earlier?
On 28 Oct 2008 at 10:20am Enoch wrote:
I agree with you Smiler that it is too late for the children. I was there with mine but the fireworks did not start until 10.10pm and by that time we had been standing around for ages and the children were getting restless and bored. We also did all of the processions and could not see the point in walking down to the hospital and back. Otherwise it was a good evening although long.
On 28 Oct 2008 at 10:51am FA wrote:
Did the procession run out of torches ?...i wnr up with some mates and their kids, saw the first procession and then went home. A mate said the second procession was conducted in darkness !!!
Fireworks were very late and didn't seem to go on for any more than a couple of minutes from what i heard from the comfort of my reclining leather arm chair.
All in all, pretty disappointed
On 28 Oct 2008 at 12:10pm Pyromaniac wrote:
Nevill Workers Approx 30 people work extremely hard to put on a fantastic night. Well Done to everyone!
NN - Bands were at the front in the "Nevill Procession" - can't be helped if so many visiting societies want to join in on the night.
LM - Spot On
S - Maybe buying a programme would have given you some idea of timings and procession routes?
E and FA - Talk to the lady with the horsebox who insisted on getting her horse up the motor road before the fireworks went off.

On 28 Oct 2008 at 12:19pm Roly Mo wrote:
I was there with my daughter, and although we enjoyed ourselves and the fireworks were excellent, I think the display is too late in the evening, considering this is supposed to be for children. Firle's fireworks were scheduled to go off at 8, and I think this is a much more appropriate time.
On 28 Oct 2008 at 12:19pm Roly Mo wrote:
I was there with my daughter, and although we enjoyed ourselves and the fireworks were excellent, I think the display is too late in the evening, considering this is supposed to be for children. Firle's fireworks were scheduled to go off at 8, and I think this is a much more appropriate time.
On 28 Oct 2008 at 1:58pm Ben wrote:
Agree with the above, I was up there with my nippers and when it was clear that the procession was running about an hour behind, and that the fireworks wouldn't start till at least 10pm, we took 'em off to bed. Good stuff otherwise though, Batman was impressive.
On 28 Oct 2008 at 3:15pm dats wrote:
Had a really good night, but despite having a programme with the procession route in, managed to miss the Memorial one because it went a different way...!
On 28 Oct 2008 at 5:06pm LegoBatman wrote:
Congrats to Nevill Bonfire for a fantastic evening. A huge amount of time and commitment (from a relatively small number of individuals) is put in to put on such an event each year.
The society has been looking into the timing of the processions in order to bring the fireworks forward slightly, however this year with over 1000 people (including many families and children) in the procession, it did take extra time to form up and get people organised!
As members of the small tab team (boiiis), who spent a couple of months building giant tab, we're glad to hear people liked it! Also thanks to those who helped push it around the estate!
On 28 Oct 2008 at 6:07pm me wrote:
just to add my 2pence. The tab did look brilliant and congratulations to the tab team. Some of the visiting societies marching skills need to be looked at. A drunken rabble of a procession at times.
On 28 Oct 2008 at 7:19pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Well said Pyromaniac!
As with every Bonfire Society, the working members invest a tremendous amount of time and effort for the enjoyment of others - most admirable.
I always find it embarrassingly sad when the amounts of money collected on the 5th are printed in the Sussex Express - considering many tens of thousands of visitors that exploit the town and enjoy Bonfire, they are incredibly mean when it comes to placing a financial cost for witnessing such a unique spectacle. How often do we read that only a few thousand pound have been collected on the night for local charities - this equates to a few pence per head. Shame on the spectators.
I think it is Buckler's Hard in the New Forest that have fenced off their village, charging admission to enter. Maybe we should employ the same tactic? I'd start with the railway station!
On 28 Oct 2008 at 7:42pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
I agree Spinster. I have always thought that Southern Rail, or whatever they are called nowadays, should be making some sort of donation, considering the amount of money they are making out of us.
On 29 Oct 2008 at 7:41am The Super K wrote:
Fantastic Night as Usual..... Enough said!
On 29 Oct 2008 at 12:41pm pyromaniac wrote:
If everyone remembers back to the flood 2000 no extra trains were put on the radio told everyone to leave Lewes People well alone on the night ..... the result Lewes People with their families came out and enjoyed Bonfire night along with the Bonfire boys and girls. So as for the revenue from the Railways - they probably couldn't pay us enough
On 31 Oct 2008 at 1:12am pikelet wrote:
Nevill always put on a fine night and I'm sorry I couldn't have been there. Very glad you got our weather for the second year running. As were we!
On 4 Nov 2008 at 12:06pm freqeist1 wrote:
Nevill bonfire was a brilliant night and as The Super K says ...enough said.

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