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On 11 Nov 2007 at 11:43am FA wrote:
Just went up to the war memorial in Lewes for the first time ever on the 11th.
Without ever wanting to turn the day into some sort of carnival and with total respect to those who lost loved ones and those who lost their lives for us, i thought the last post was played after prayers and there is usually a marching band. Everything just seemed over and done with in 5 minutes.
Also thought that the fire brigade should've been allowed to lay their wreaths with everyone paying their respect to those who have lost their lives saving others. But traffic was starting to filter through and the crowds dispersing when the firefighter went up to the memorial.
 
 
On 12 Nov 2007 at 3:44am lopster wrote:
Surely Lewes does enough for remembrance on the 5th?
 
 
On 12 Nov 2007 at 10:43am Mushroom wrote:
Thanks to Sussex Express mis-information I almost missed the 2:30 ceremony for the first time in years! It only mentioned the 11am ceremony so therefore I assumed that it had been changed for this year as sunday was 11/11. tut tut.
And Lopster, not everyone who wishes to remember comes out on bonfire night.
 
 
On 13 Nov 2007 at 1:06pm lopster wrote:
fair point Mushie, sorry - was being a bit bigotted/arrogant there
 
 
On 14 Nov 2007 at 10:22pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I attended the service and thought it rather disorganised this year.
Most people attending were very respectful but I did notice a couple of greasey haired trolls (in their Sunday-best trackpants) who stumbled across the service, decided to talk throughout and jossle for the best oggling point.
 
 
On 16 Nov 2007 at 7:10pm Mystic mog wrote:
FA because 11th fell on Sunday this year, the 11am event is smaller key than when it is on a weekday / Saturday.


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