On 23 Oct 2014 at 10:27pm Darren wrote:
Just curious, why there are so many new age / hippies in their forties in lewes. Most of them grew up and turned normal/ middle of the road, but here they seem to have continued their life styles, super cool!
On 23 Oct 2014 at 10:41pm Oo wrote:
Hmmm, good question....
On 24 Oct 2014 at 9:31am huw wrote:
I remember going to uni in Swansea in the late 90's and being shocked at the lack of crusties there. I had taken it for granted that they were everywhere when I was just living in Lewes and it was a bit of an eye opener as to how socially diverse Lewes was compared to other places. I find it quite reassuring that Lewes still retains a mix of people and hope that it can remain so though cost of living here is becoming prohibitive and many of the people that I grew up with are having to move out of town
On 24 Oct 2014 at 11:51am Gertie wrote:
A lot of people in Lewes are pretend hippies who don't really continue their lifestyle. They keep making compromises while convincing themselves it's for the right reasons without realising they've become a parody. You see them sending their children to private school while telling everyone to vote Green or Labour and banging on about equality and the evil Tories. Or queuing in Waitrose thinking they are doing their eco bit by using a "bag for life" for their fruit and vegetables from 4 continents. There's very few hippies under 60 left in this town.
On 24 Oct 2014 at 12:27pm nevillman wrote:
I have never met anyone who called themselves a hippy or new age. They are labels that you are giving to them. No doubt this label carries a lot of expectations about how you think they should behave. While i accept that people who say one thing and do another are hypocritical if their behaviour doesn't meet your expectations then that is your problem.
On 24 Oct 2014 at 2:21pm Darren wrote:
I know, I just wondered as I thought there were so many alternative looking people compared to where we lived London for instance.
On 24 Oct 2014 at 4:43pm DFL wrote:
Welcome to Lewes - Darren From London
On 24 Oct 2014 at 5:59pm really old new aged wrote:
The 70`s was The time ! there were squats all over the town . I think most of the people from them turned kind of normal - I did and retired
On 24 Oct 2014 at 7:26pm Rag I Bone wrote:
Lewes is rather short of its ethnicities though.
Why should that be?
On 24 Oct 2014 at 7:51pm watching wrote:
Many 'new age' seem to be attracted itinerants visiting the Phoenix which seems to have strong links apparently, with Transition Town, Heart and soul (its spiritual offshoot), the town of Totnes and Subud.
I have no answer specifically to Rag I bone's question except sadness. I wish it were otherwise. Any answer is complicated and includes wealth and class.
On 24 Oct 2014 at 8:24pm Darren wrote:
Its very White middle class compared to London, miss the diversity but love the nature here!
On 24 Oct 2014 at 9:23pm bunty wrote:
So darren, you are let me guess, white middle class yourself? If you really care about diversity how about not evicting the working class sussex locals by buying up all the houses .
On 24 Oct 2014 at 10:27pm LentilWeaver wrote:
Come now watching. Lewes had a reputation of being a bit hippie and lentil-weavery decades ago, when the Phoenix was still inhabited exclusively by horny handed sons of toil.
The high house price thing is a problem everywhere, very few people can afford to live in a house or area like their parents.
On 25 Oct 2014 at 6:16am Darren wrote:
My great grandfather was Chinese so really....
On 25 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm A. N dfl wrote:
Good for you, Darren. The more inbred Sussex yokels we can shove out the better. All in the name of diversity of course.
On 25 Oct 2014 at 5:36pm Eric wrote:
We live in England therefore white
On 25 Oct 2014 at 5:53pm Laugh a Minute wrote:
Domesday survey comments in the year 1086 of the Village known as Neville - Population comprised 11 Villeins 9 Borders and 3 Serfs.
Not much has changed there then..
On 25 Oct 2014 at 6:08pm Eric 11 wrote:
I`m pink , therefore I spam
On 26 Oct 2014 at 6:55am NotFromLondonOrLewes wrote:
ANDFL - there aren't enough houses in the country to go round. Wherever Darren buys, it will mean that someone won't be able to. The problem is not people moving from London, it's the sheer lack of homes everywhere.
On 26 Oct 2014 at 9:00am Proximity and prettyness wrote:
That`s why people come DFL - otherwise they`d be off to Essex and Suffolk .