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On 24 Oct 2016 at 5:58pm Teepee wrote:
How is the rail strike going to effect lewes bonfire ??
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On 24 Oct 2016 at 6:02pm Sssshhhh wrote:
Make it nice and quiet is my guess ,
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On 24 Oct 2016 at 6:59pm Not The Clarion wrote:
Sadly, it will mean that many of our members and our fans won't be able to get into Lewes.
This'll no doubt affect our bottom line.
Still, we will hopefully make up any shortfall by selling more copies of our Guide to Lewes Bonfire.
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On 24 Oct 2016 at 8:35pm La bon feur wrote:
Keep the guard on the train!
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On 24 Oct 2016 at 8:35pm Donald wrote:
i hope the organisers won't be at a loss, Won't the RMT help if you contact them?
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On 24 Oct 2016 at 8:47pm Local wrote:
Clarion - I like the cut of your jib.
 
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On 24 Oct 2016 at 9:04pm James wrote:
I've heard the train Stoke has been lifted for the 5th
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On 24 Oct 2016 at 9:17pm Local wrote:
2/10. Must try harder, James.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 2:58am Henry VIII wrote:
In excess of 32,000 people would be expected to visit lewes by train on the 5th, this is a usefull revenue to the railways well in excess of 165,000, It is the public who place money in the collection boxes, 100% of which goes to charities mainly with local connection, many Bonfire society members also use public transport. currently the road closure plans do not include providing drop off points and parking as we know is difficult at any time in Lewes. there is no doubt that the strike action will be noticed in Lewes, and not in a positive light.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 4:40am Dr Beeching wrote:
Current plans by Southern Rail are to ensure that no trains stop at Moulsecoomb, Falmer, Lewes or Glynde on the afternoon and evening of the fifth of November - even if a limited train service is running, using staff who are ignoring the RMT strike call.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 6:18am No trains wrote:
There are no trains in or out of lewes after midday On the 5 th. Also road closure has been moved to earwig corner. Lewes is on lock down this year.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 7:33am Nige wrote:
Of course it is because people dont have feet do they. Trains are clearly the only form of public transport that exists
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 8:36am rail user wrote:
I fully support the RMT. It's the govt that are undoubtably pulling the strings in this struggle. I am sorry though for all the bonfire families forced to live in cheaper areas because of the changed demographic of Lewes - it will make it harder for them to enjoy their traditional night that has unfortunately become so trendy.
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 8:45am menthal wrote:
Keeping the pissed students away is a winner in my book
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On 25 Oct 2016 at 9:09pm Old Malling wrote:
It was much quieter last year due to the bad weather. I was dreading the crowds this year - hopefully this will take the pressure off.


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