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Time to call it a day.

On 3 Dec 2006 at 8:37pm mick wrote:
Given the terrible events this afternoon is it not time for the supporters of bonfire to admit that they are playing with weapons of mass destruction and when things go wrong there are serious consequences?
It was fun (for some) while it lasted but the fact is todays fireworks are just too powerful and no amount of tradition should allow the injury (and perhaps worse) of the emegency services.
On 3 Dec 2006 at 9:18pm MC wrote:
Ah... so there was a big explosion somewhere near Lewes then? I was walking the dog two miles to the north of Barcombe around about 2.45/3.00pm and heard a god awful loud explosion which freaked out all the ducks in the pond nearby. When I emerged from the woods I could see black smoke coming from what looked like North of Ringmer.
What happened?
On 3 Dec 2006 at 9:20pm MC wrote:
Christ! It's the main story on the BBC news web site.
On 3 Dec 2006 at 9:22pm Mark rolfe wrote:
From what I understand it may not have been the fault of the firework place.
Gas cylinders were both stored and used at the premises next door.
I heard 2 firefighters have been killed fighting the blaze.I must admit I haven't anything like it before despite being bought up on Lewes firework celebrations.
On 3 Dec 2006 at 9:38pm Cliffe Boye wrote:
Mick, please keep it to yourself.
You're becoming like a cracked record and it is becoming tiresome. Today's events aren't bonfire related, they just involve people who love bonfire.
The fireworks of today may be bigger than yesteryear, but they are safer. Fact.
All the stores used by the bonfire societies are inspected, by trading standards and the fire brigade, the displays are looked over by the fire brigade and the fire brigade are fully aware of what we do and where we do it. Every effort is made to make our activities as safe as humanly possible, so please do not use today's tragic events as weak ammunition to belittle our standards. We are all fully insured, fully trained and fully inspected.
On 4 Dec 2006 at 8:18am me wrote:
frankly i think your a very sick man mick for using a terrible tragedy to fuel your own tiresome views. YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR!
On 4 Dec 2006 at 9:17am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Another typical reactionary comment mick. Did you call for the banning of football after the tragic events of Hillsborough, Heysel and Bradford?
On 4 Dec 2006 at 9:52am Cliffe Boye wrote:
I've had time to consider my reply to your original post, Mick, and I think I got it wrong. You're not becoming a cracked record, you are a cracked record.
However, you also spectacularly fail to understand the very basics of the celebrations. As I've told you before on one of your other rants, the celebrations aren't about fireworks. They will continue even if there aren't fireworks. These celebrations exist to remind us not to be druv by people, such as yourselves, who wish to dictate what we can or can't do.
Mick, I respect your views and would fight for your right to have them, but I will not and cannot agree to them.
On 4 Dec 2006 at 10:32am ExiledfromLewes wrote:
What happened yesterday was terrible and I am feel very sorry for the families of the lost firefighters. As Cliffe Boye stated the bonfire societies make every effort to ensure the safety of all concerned and every year passes with little or no problem. What happened yesterday was a tradegy and we should remember it as that, without the need of getting into a heated debate about the future of Bonfire itself.
On 4 Dec 2006 at 11:28am Northern Bigot wrote:
2 firefighters are killed in a fireworks related incident, so its time to call it a day because fireworks are dangerous?
Hundreds are killed on our roads every week. Nobody ever calls for cars to be banned, or planes for that matter.
The dislike of bonfire stems from its traditional political and religious implications, and those against bonfire should admit to it, instead we get the truth hidden by references to cats and dogs, peoples behaviour etc
On 4 Dec 2006 at 11:54am Chav wrote:
Anyone seen my zippo?
On 4 Dec 2006 at 4:53pm c.s.bs. wrote:
for now we should give this situation the respect it deserves, and wait unitl all the imformation is there for all to see, this is not a bonfire incident fireworks are uesed all around the world for all types of celebrations, but for now our thoughts should be with those that now dont have the gift of life as they were willing to give for us, be it a fire work store or your house in the middle of the night, so lets spare a thought ......thank you
On 5 Dec 2006 at 1:33am expat wrote:
The fireworks from that particular factory have been used in many magnificent international displays, including one recently at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They were used safely and spectacularly, a display to remember. The horrific incident near Lewes was screened here on the news, and I know sadness felt by those here, who also found the displays wonderful. There is a risk taken with many things in life, but lets's not deprive ourselves of fun too.
On 5 Dec 2006 at 11:03pm Chav wrote:
I don't suppose they had a sideline in parking meter storage?
On 6 Dec 2006 at 5:26pm council bod wrote:
no chance chav the meters are safely under lock and key at a secret location in lewes there is enough for eastbourne and seaford stored there
On 9 Dec 2006 at 4:56pm council bod wrote:
we go live next week on the new bays and loading bays so the free parking is at an end time to dig deep again folks and u need to buy a permit if u have not got one and if you have one you may need to swap it for another zone as some zones are swallowed up by another i do like to keep you all informed of what is going on in the parking world.
On 9 Dec 2006 at 7:28pm Chav wrote:
I'll bear that in mind along with mot and non fake tax disc. You see, copying someone elses number plates works out cheap and you don't have to bother with all that permit nonsense because nobby with the same motor in Seaford gets all the fines.
Stick that up your council bot.
On 11 Dec 2006 at 9:40am pc 49 wrote:
that dont work any more chav as the local plod will stop you fake plates and tax are a thing of the past

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