On 14 Sep 2007 at 10:52am Clock watcher wrote:
Whats happened on School Hill then?
Lewes traffic stopped and the Police have block the road.
Has someone let a rookie off in the street?
On 14 Sep 2007 at 10:58am Ric wrote:
Some poor sod on the roof of Sussex Stationers thinking of jumping. Lots of plod standing around but no one seems to be actually talking to him. Hope he changes his mind...
On 14 Sep 2007 at 5:33pm me wrote:
Curse that red bull!!
On 14 Sep 2007 at 7:13pm lauren wrote:
Well i think today was a joke. The whole of Lewes high street came to a stand still and disrupted the traffic,people and businesses. If he was going to commit suicide how come he was up there from last night and the police where taking him cups of tea. im sure there is alot of us that have been rock bottom and some of us wanting to or thinking of taking our lives but we dont sit on a bloody roof top for over 15 hours, he could'nt have wanted to jump that seriously.
All the man power that was used on this incident when they could have been solving real crimes.
I dont know what the outcome is but i do hope they managed to get him down and get the right help for him, maybe it was a cry for help and hopefully the system will get of their backsides and help the man, it's just abit much when it takes a desperate person to get on a roof to cry for help
On 14 Sep 2007 at 9:23pm Forum Friend wrote:
He came down by himself because he got cold.
On 14 Sep 2007 at 9:52pm zola wrote:
I remember a few years ago,we were all in the back bar of the Rainbow,and a gang raced in and sprayed mace? in the eyes of a few of the regulars.A fight ensued,and Police were called.The ****s ran,our lot followed to Lewes train station.They were from Whitehawk,and our lot sorted it.It involved kneecaps and implements.The police response took 15 minutes.By the time they got to the Rainbow,they were all long gone.How long does it take to run up from the Police station,past the Lewes Arms,down the twitten to the back bar of the Rainbow?Our conclusion was that the Police were scared to intervene.In case they got their uniforms mucked up....Maybe things have changed,this happened 20 years ago,And it was a Sunday lunchtime!! Zola*
On 15 Sep 2007 at 10:57am Forum Friend wrote:
That doesn't make sense the police were tougher in the 80s
On 15 Sep 2007 at 11:32am zola wrote:
Well,that's what happened and it is well remembered by all concerned.Also,we knew where they came from,and kept the police informed as to where they were going,back to Brighton on a train.As i said it was sorted,but it sparked a nasty tit-for-tat situation that lasted a few weeks.They were always causing trouble.The Police just seemed not to want to know.We were all amazed...
On 15 Sep 2007 at 5:12pm nadine wake wrote:
i think the above statement by lauren was a bit unsensitive, my father comitted suicide at 32 and there was no help for him, sometimes people really want to be alone and contemplate the suicidal feelings especially if they are emotionally unstable its a emotional problem not a case of someone purposely delaying traffice jams or holding police up from theives and robbers.!! i really hope the man is helped in ways my father never was maybe i would have a dad now.
On 15 Sep 2007 at 5:15pm The Super K wrote:
Yeah Bye! Well said Lauren the police and Community Officers are useless now days.
On 15 Sep 2007 at 5:33pm Forum Friend wrote:
Didn't you complain about the police
On 15 Sep 2007 at 6:00pm zola wrote:
I cant remember....Although i did hear they got done in the end by Brighton police.I do know they had trouble walking....You slightly surprise me when you say they were tougher in the 80's tho. I would have thought it would be now....I dont know much about them really.
On 15 Sep 2007 at 8:20pm Forum Friend wrote:
I just reckoned they were tougher in the past because of Life On Mars.
On 15 Sep 2007 at 8:45pm lauren wrote:
Hi Nadine, im sorry to hear that you lost your dad but i was'nt being insensitve, what i was tryng to say is in the last paragraph, then maybe the above would'nt have happened.
On 16 Sep 2007 at 1:52am expat wrote:
My dad was one in Life on Mars days,and he was (and still is) a real softie.
On 16 Sep 2007 at 9:21am Forum Friend wrote:
Maybe what i really meant is that the law was tougher.
On 16 Sep 2007 at 10:17am zola wrote:
What have i missed,What is/was Life on Mars?
On 16 Sep 2007 at 9:00pm The Super K wrote:
Don't feel bad Lauren, you shouldn't have to be thinking that you may upset someone who has never posted before.
You're entitled to you opinion, b0ll0cks to the rest.
On 17 Sep 2007 at 2:28am expat wrote:
I watched it in March when it was on in the UK. A bit like a cross between Z Cars and Dr. Who. A police drama where the main character was set in the police force in the 70's with a time twist thingie.
On 18 Sep 2007 at 3:08pm zola wrote:
Ah.Z Cars...And Dixon of Dock Green.In black+white.And then the wonderful Sweeney.Loved em all.Any more news about the guy on the roof?
On 18 Sep 2007 at 5:00pm Old Tom wrote:
On 20 Sep 2007 at 4:22pm Geoff wrote:
I'm new to Sussex, What is a rookie? And can someone tell me why there are so many pagan goins on in the south coast. I'm interested, because I'm a pagan and proud of my ancient roots in this country.
On 20 Sep 2007 at 4:54pm Forum Friend wrote:
A rookie's a country banger.
On 20 Sep 2007 at 7:25pm zola wrote:
Not a sausage...A 'rookie' is short for Rookscarer.They used to put very loud bangers(Fireworks)on a long string.Lots of bangers,and lots of string equalled a good way of detering Rooks.Used by farmers etc for crops.Bit like a loud scarecrow...I assume someone decided to separate them and use them as very loud bangers.Am i right?
On 20 Sep 2007 at 9:49pm Geoff wrote:
On 20 Sep 2007 at 9:52pm Geoff wrote:
Don't know if your'e right Zola, I'm just a rookie, or is that a sausage?
On 20 Sep 2007 at 9:55pm zola wrote:
Look back on the thread Geoff.U missed my last post!
Is this an example of a threadlet?
On 21 Sep 2007 at 2:26pm Amethyst wrote:
Rookies are Rookscarers. You get ten attached at equal distances to a string, you hang it on a fence in a field and you light the string which slowly burns and every hour or so one bang goes off and scares the birds. However in Lewes you take them off the sting and use them on Bonfire Night to chuck at the clergy or to add dramatic effect to your procession!
On 21 Sep 2007 at 3:40pm Geoff wrote:
So I'm a Rookscaring sausage!
On 21 Sep 2007 at 6:33pm me wrote:
"Add dramatic effect to your procession" not if the wally in the express today has their way. It's not like they have any warning of the 5th I suppose.!!!!!!
On 21 Sep 2007 at 6:35pm Forum Fiend wrote:
Actually bangers often look like sausages.
On 22 Sep 2007 at 8:29pm carpet wrote:
what about Lewes rousers?
On 24 Sep 2007 at 10:01am Amethyst wrote:
Now those were home made. If you want to know about them go to Anne of Cleves House they have a little exhibition on bonfire there.
On 24 Sep 2007 at 11:49am Geoff wrote:
I'm a sausage rouser.
On 25 Sep 2007 at 1:20pm lauren wrote:
Hi Super K,
Thanks for your support.