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On 27 Oct 2007 at 11:43am lopster wrote:
better than beering it up tonight - don't forget Neville bonfire is ths evening - a much better event to attend for all us Lewesians... (and YOU know who I mean by "all" of "us") xxx
On 27 Oct 2007 at 12:36pm FA wrote:
I shall be there
On 27 Oct 2007 at 12:58pm The Super K wrote:
We goona burn some mopeds tonight....Yehaaaa.
And if we're lucky the little hooligans won't have time to get of them.
On 27 Oct 2007 at 1:07pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
And if you can't find 'Neville' on the map you can come to Nevill bonfire.
On 27 Oct 2007 at 3:39pm lopster wrote:
I shall be watching your spelling and grammar through my fine-toothed comb - oh juvenil weasel!!
On 27 Oct 2007 at 3:48pm Chav wrote:
I'll be there. Where's the nearest parking meter?
On 27 Oct 2007 at 3:50pm lopster wrote:
hopefully you should find one or two if you follow the rising smoke
On 27 Oct 2007 at 4:07pm The Super K wrote:
Parking meter by the hospital.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 5:04am FA wrote:
Well what an absolute pile of cack that was. I waited until nearly 10pm for a procession that consisted of about 100 people who were nearly all wearing striped jumpers in various colours and lasted for 5 minutes.
The kids were bored senseless and cold and it wasn't particularly endearing to my guests that were with me nor my Japanese student who wanted to witness some traditional Lewes bonfire atmosphere.
That'll be the last time i go to Nevill bonfire
On 28 Oct 2007 at 9:24am Well done Nevill! wrote:
Well done to Nevill, fantastic evening, must have been round about 700 - 800 people in the procession for their 40th anniversary, the head was nearly at the firesite before the tail left the Gallops. Brilliant fireworks as usual, all the other Lewes societies were out in force, my lot brought 150 alone so not entirely sure whether previous poster was facing the right way. Congratulations to all concerned.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 9:32am Lewesianne wrote:
I agree, brilliant turnout and awesome display, as always from Neville.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 10:14am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Sorry Lopster, but I hate it when areas of Lewis are not spelled correctly.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 11:23am FA wrote:
It was sh1t, everyone around us in the crowd said it was sh1t and the fireworks didn't go off untill 10.30 pm despite saying 9pm on the board by the entrance....an hour and a half late.....a great way to treat the kids who came to watch.
And when i asked a Cliffe member why the procession was so late, he simply replied "because we want to make it late....it's our procession, not yours". Luckily there was someone to stop me punching this knuckle dragging neanderthal.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 1:30pm The Super K wrote:
NEWS HEADLINE: The fireworks were late shocker!!!! In the 30 years I've attended bonfires the fireworks have never gone off on time FA.
The reason why they were late was because of the size of the procession. Really YOU MUST HAVE BEEN FACING THE WRONG WAY!!!!
UNLESS......... You were at nevill weren't you and not malling?
As for it being COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's the end of OCTOBER DUMBA5S.
The Procession that stopped me from getting home in the car at 7.30 was atleast 700 people.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 1:31pm Lewesianne wrote:
Yes it was extremely annoying that the whole thing was late - I don't know why. Arrogence, I guess.
Although I love bonfire, it annoys me a bit when some members state "It's for the Societys only, there shouldn't be any crowds or spectators" but would it feel as glorious marching through the streets in our costumes if the pavements were empty and no-one to watch?
FA, I think that if you were actually in the procession, you would enjoy it more. Perhaps you could join a Society and see it from the other side What do you think?
On 28 Oct 2007 at 2:04pm FA wrote:
It really bores me to tears Lewesianne. My wife and step children and most of my mates are all in it and when i see grown men throwing bangers on the ground and then they watch them go bang whilst having a cheesy "look what i've just done" look on their faces really is the saddest thing i've seen. I can't go into town on the 5th anymore because i know that if i take my 9 year old daughter, she'll have bangers dropped pretty close to her and if i see who throws them, i'll kill them. So i stay away.
Still my wife enjoys it and so do the older kids so if they're happy, i'm happy.
I really did think that Nevill was poor last night. There was very little in the way of "decent" costumes and only one...maybe two bands. The rest of the "i can't be arsed" brigade wore multi-coloured striped jumpers.
I know Waterloo are trying to get all their members out of "stripes" and into costume.....it'll certainly be a lot better.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 2:21pm Lewesianne wrote:
You have a good point about throwing rookies. It's OK for the people in the procession to drop them because they can keep walking and leave them to go off in front of spectators (of all ages). Therefore, I suppose that's why the Societies would prefer it if there were no spectators, to minimise this risk.
When I was in the 5th last year, I was marching behind this pr..k who threw a rookie at a couple walking along side and it went off right next to their heads. The pr..k who did this was from a visiting society. I (and my 2 kids) were behind all the sh.. that he was dropping and he clearly didn't give a toss. It's people like him who spoil it for the other societies.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 2:26pm The Super K wrote:

NEWS HEADLINE: The fireworks were late shocker!!!! In the 30 years I've attended bonfires the fireworks have never gone off on time FA.
The reason why they were late was because of the size of the procession. Really YOU MUST HAVE BEEN FACING THE WRONG WAY!!!!
UNLESS......... You were at nevill weren't you and not malling?
As for it being COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's the end of OCTOBER DUMBA5S.
The Procession that stopped me from getting home in the car at 7.30 was atleast 700 people.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 4:06pm wheeler dealer wrote:
well im not being funny 'FA' if you dont like it dont come to watch! this year was one of the best ones we have and i believe it is getting better by the year! so what if it was late your not kids and i doubt very much if it was 'past your bed time' as for being cold... ever heard of putting on more clothes? Ive heard nevill bonfire hold good jumble sales
On 28 Oct 2007 at 4:21pm FA wrote:
I think you are being funny wheeler dealer. If that's the best there's ever been, christ knows how bad the others were.
As for being late....no it wasn't past my bed time but my daughter was knackered and so were the kids we were with. It was supposed to be a "childrens procession".....if you've been doing it for 40 years, you'd of thought you would of had enough practise to get the timing right.
Absolutely useless
On 28 Oct 2007 at 4:26pm wheeler dealer wrote:
no im not being funny its the truth and i wouldnt advise the 5th then
On 28 Oct 2007 at 4:29pm FA wrote:
So what happens on the 5th then ?
On 28 Oct 2007 at 4:31pm wheeler dealer wrote:
10 times loader,bigger,later,people! its more like what doesnt!
On 28 Oct 2007 at 5:26pm me wrote:
did you report it to a marshall. If not why not, and if nothing was done by the said marshall you should have gone above his head and spoken to somebody higher in the society. Almost certainly you should have noted which visiting soceity they were from and reported him. The marshalls cannot see all and need the help of other responsible members of the society to point out such dangerous behaviour if and when it occurs.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 5:35pm me wrote:
The smugglers is the original and most traditional costume. Learn some history before you start whinging. Considering that nevill is a juvenille bonfire society i think they did a fantastic job. Perhaps instead of whinging get of you high horse and actually contribute.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 6:02pm FA wrote:
This is it you see....everyone keeps telling me it's a "juvenille" bonfire....yet they're prepared to let kids wait up to 2 hours to see a few people in different coloured stripes.
It's ok to see a few "smugglers"....although what that has to do with the traditions of bonfire night i don't know but how many people from cliffe wear black and white....bloody thousands and let's face it, when you've seen one black and white jumper, you've seen them all luvvy !!!!
On 28 Oct 2007 at 6:05pm FA wrote:
Oh perlease...do me a favour. 3/4 of the procession throw fireworks. One landed in my brother-in-laws pushchair which carried his 2 year old son....you should've seen the mess it made of his leg !!!!
I can just see it now...."oh scuse me Mr marshall, that nasty man has just blown the leg off my son"...like they're bothered.
On 28 Oct 2007 at 7:12pm Well done Nevill! wrote:
In my experience i would have to say that on the 5th only about 1/10 society members actually throw fireworks and it is predominantly confined to the smugglers ranks at the rear of the procession, which if you have any knowledge of bonfire is not the place for small children. And yes, marshals are bothered, thats what they're there for. FA if it really bores you to tears then why bother quite frankly, is it just to give you something to deride and complain about? If so then thats pretty sad too don't you think?
On 28 Oct 2007 at 7:16pm me wrote:
The marshalls are bothered that is what they are there for. 3/4 of the procession throw fireworks . Rubbish. And the most important point what sort of moron takes a kid out on the fifth in a pushchair. Clearly you know very little and care even less. if you have a dog or a cat perhaps you can bring them out this year and then spend months whinging that they were scared. whinge whinge whinge is all I'm hearing. Again get of your whinging ass and contribute otherwise keep your mouth shut about a subject you clearly have no knowledge of
On 28 Oct 2007 at 8:20pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
What an excellent role model you are for your daughter......"Luckily there was someone to stop me punching this knuckle dragging neanderthal"
With an attitude like that maybe you should seek help!
On 28 Oct 2007 at 11:22pm Mike Fisk wrote:
Good Evening FA, Nevill have a de-brief on Monday 29th October at St. Mary's Supporters Club at 19.30 perhaps you would like to come along and express your views. This meeting is to identify areas which can be looked at before next year and you obviously have some strong views that fall into this category. This is an open meeting so there is no issue with you attending.
On 29 Oct 2007 at 8:06am Lewesianne wrote:
Yes, I did report it to the marshal - and he was not happy but I trust it was dealt with appropriately.
On 29 Oct 2007 at 1:26pm FA is all you know ! wrote:
A couple of points for you to consider FA.
Firstly, there was more than one procession on saturday night. I dont know where you were standing but you would have been hard pushed not to have seen anything until 10 pm. Obviously there are not enough participants yet to fill every street in the estate for the whole evening, but if you had bought a programme you would have known where they were going anyway.
Secondly, there were hundreds of people in the procession, in a huge variety of costumes, plus bands. There were for example more than 100 people just in the Cliffe part of the procession !
Thirdly, the 'smuggler' is the traditional costume of the bonfire boys worn as a disguise to avoid identification by the police and authorities. At one time ALL of the participants wore this costume, so learn some facts before making up your own version of tradition.
Fourthly, If bonfire is so 'cack' as you put it, I am sure this is not the first time you have seen it, so why did you bother in the first place ?
Fifthly, the term Juvenile refers to the age of the society (formed 1967). It happens that a lot of children do go because it is quiter and not so manic as the 5th, but that isnt the reason for the name.
I think what you saw must have been a group of smugglers on their way from the pub up to the fire-site. If you want to see a carnival, go somewhere where thay have a carnival. Did you go to the firesite to let you children watch the fireworks ? did you go to Nevill Green to see the rememberance ceremony ? I suspect the answer is no. Buy a programme next year and do your homework before criticising something you dont understand.
On 29 Oct 2007 at 1:35pm Its Not Rocket Science wrote:
Well said Mr. Fisk. Dont suppose FA will have so much to say if he has to say it in person though. Personally both myself and my 6 and 11 year olds had a fantastic evening - thanks and well done.
On 29 Oct 2007 at 3:15pm The Super K wrote:
Here Here
On 29 Oct 2007 at 3:19pm The Super K wrote:
I will not be attending your meeting on the 29th as I thought the evening was Fantastic, Please pass on my views if needed. Well Done Nevill.
Top Notch, Back of the Net!
On 29 Oct 2007 at 10:35pm lopster wrote:
best I've been to - procession was great - fireworks always brilliant -cheap beer (4 x Grolsh for 3 and a half quid, jumbo dogs 2 and a half) - my daughter loved it deifnitely go next year - its been colder thought it was particularly balmy this year, the ground was dry so OK to sit
On 30 Oct 2007 at 10:19am Its Not Rocket Science wrote:
One minute you seem to be an expert on what happens at bonfires FA, and you obviously expected fireworks from what you said in your last post, but then you still go out to watch it and even let you brother in law take a child in a push chair ! Seems you might be the irresponsible one here. And you call bonfire people knuckle draggers. Dear oh dear. As for custumes, have another look at post from FA is all you know which seems to have got lost above ! What you might want to see isnt what Bonfire is about, and its not likely to change to suit you so get used to it.
On 30 Oct 2007 at 10:46am The Super K wrote:
I Think you'll find FA, that NONE of the procession throw bangers anymore, since its illegal. Yes they may drop them in the road where they are walking. You obviously haven't been out on the 5th for some time now. Yet still feel the need to knock an event you no longer visit?

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