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WOW !!!

On 5 Nov 2007 at 11:03pm FA wrote:
The BEST firework display ever seen in the town. Just got back where i literally stood underneath the ariel bombardment at commercial square.
Congrats to all those involved....truly awesome
On 5 Nov 2007 at 11:55pm lopster wrote:
Commercial Square is always a WOW - difficult to choose between theirs and Borough tonight fom where I was - thanks as always to all bonfire boys and girls, you are what makes Lewes unique - and long may you continue - why oh why did the constabulary decide to shut the pavements on Cliffe Bridge - never done it before with three times as many people in town last year (thank god for Bonfire falling NOT on a Friday or Saturday this year) - lets hope they don't do it again, about 20 coppers tied up keeping 60 yards of pavement clear - easy overtime if you can get it???
On 6 Nov 2007 at 12:52am Digga wrote:
If you want to re-live the aerial display from commercial, I'm currently uploading it on to you tube. Should be ready soon.
On 6 Nov 2007 at 12:31pm Lewesianne wrote:
From where I was standing, they all looked fantastic but I didn't get to see the Cliffe go off at all. Were they late firing? Does anyone know?
On 6 Nov 2007 at 1:25pm MR and Mrs Smith wrote:
Lewesianne were where you than the lewes borough was very good as well don't you think.
On 6 Nov 2007 at 1:33pm Bonfirelover wrote:
Cheers Digga,you are a top man for doing that! What a great night!!! Congratulations to all bonfire boys and girls from Lewes and from all over Sussex for making it such a memorable occasion.Commercial Square had a sensational display..just brilliant!!!
On 6 Nov 2007 at 5:15pm Rookie wrote:
The Commercial Square aerial display was the best I have ever seen anywhere.
On 6 Nov 2007 at 5:15pm Lewesianne wrote:
Yes, the Borough were fantastic!
On 6 Nov 2007 at 9:31pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
People weren't allowed on the bridge for health and safety reasons-i.e weight restrictions. Never mind that Harveys lorries pass over it daily, and cars park on it. It has been around for probably two hundred years, and I know as a nation we are a bunch of fatties but that was ridiculous. Each year the police will bring in some other rule or restriction but WE WONT BE DRUV.
On 6 Nov 2007 at 9:50pm Digga wrote:
Apparently not all of Commercilas aerial display went off when they should have, and we had another fantastic display at 3:45am this morning. Just imagine what it would have been like if it had all gone to plan.
I've spoken to quite a few people today, and everyone agrees that Commercials was by far the best on the night
How much did they spend on fireworks???
On 7 Nov 2007 at 9:41am Amethyst wrote:
Hold em up Commercial! Simply the best!
On 7 Nov 2007 at 10:11am me wrote:
"For Independence".
Only a couple of ignorant b'stards at the war memorial talking as well. Superb
On 7 Nov 2007 at 1:51pm lopster wrote:
hear hear "me" I try to shush gossips at the memorial by poinying out that its Lewes' "11th" - sometimes the message gets across - easir this year being on a Monday - thanks cliffebimbo - the number of cops on the bridge could easily have "moved the crowd on" SHOULD it have been necessary rather than restricting movement on both sides - siad it before PATHETIC - didn't spoil th enight, and I got to whinge at about 6 boys-in-blue ("the council won't take any action" - "the Societies won't take any action" - so we HAD too - PAH)
On 7 Nov 2007 at 6:04pm in need of sleep wrote:
re. Commercials aerials, less than 1% didn't go.
On 8 Nov 2007 at 9:44am fierypiece wrote:
I'm told that the reason they kept people off Cliffe bridge was to make it easier for all the societies to get there to throw their tar barrels in.
It was identified as one of the main causes of delays, and the timing's so tight now that one delay makes the whole night run late for everyone.
Apparently, even the Cliffe were more or less on time for their first two, and only late the their Grand because they were held up by one of the others.
On 8 Nov 2007 at 7:09pm Pikelet wrote:
So far as the Cliffe Bridge is concerned, it would have been really useful if the constabulary guarding it had been told that there is a difference between Bonfire Boys & Girls in costume and the general public. That way, it wouldn't have been necessary for one particularly uppitty officer to make such a buffoon of himself.
On 9 Nov 2007 at 7:52am Double Yellow Line wrote:
Or perhaps the people concerned could have acted with some restraint instead of acting like school children
On 10 Nov 2007 at 11:38pm peter wrote:
The night, the red indian burning cross, torch and banner bearers plus the band playing just the one slightly speeded up requiem, plus no church service, plus no two minutes silence, plus the bit of wind, provided the best and perhaps most moving and effective remembrance service I've ever seen. Maybe it's a pagan memory left in me. But after 87 years of the same standardized service in every town at the same time on the same Sunday, it's maybe time for a change everywhere so that the Remembrance Day idea can survive
On 12 Nov 2007 at 4:21am lopster wrote:
got it in one peter - Lewes is a great town isn't it - freedom of speech and the voice of independance live on long after Tom Paine

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