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Where is the best place to be on Bonfire

On 17 Oct 2008 at 11:30pm Andy wrote:
This will be my 3rd Bonfire and some of my mates are coming from Leicester to see it for the first time.
Where is the best place to be after the parades?
On 18 Oct 2008 at 1:31am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Cliffe Bonfire Firesite - not called Nulli Secundus for nothing!
On 18 Oct 2008 at 8:38am T. Paine wrote:
Best place for them to be is Leicester.
On 18 Oct 2008 at 1:21pm Frak wrote:
T. Paine - T*sser
On 18 Oct 2008 at 1:37pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm inclined to agree with Mr Paine. The biggest threat to bonfire is the number of people coming from out of town to watch it. If only the townspeople came out on the night, the safety problems would be minimal, we wouldn't need half the Sussex force in town, the people watching would understand that you don't pick up discarded torches, try and join the processions, or throw fireworks about and everyone would have a much nicer time.
On 18 Oct 2008 at 2:34pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Annette - you have a point (as has T Paine). However, if one were to be in Lewes on the 5th, my recommendation would be Cliffe Bonfire Society.
On 18 Oct 2008 at 4:34pm me wrote:
"Cliffe Bonfire Firesite - not called Nulli Secundus for nothing" - even if you do have an oversized punch and judy stand at your firesite and a very pretty carnival float in your procession.
On 18 Oct 2008 at 6:10pm Sammy the Seagull wrote:
And don't forget a full face crash helmet and the name of a good 'no win no fee' accident solicitor!
On 18 Oct 2008 at 8:51pm Town Centre Resident wrote:
Now why don't townspeople come out on the night?
On 18 Oct 2008 at 9:35pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Because they live in the town centre and can watch out of the window?
On 18 Oct 2008 at 9:51pm Andy wrote:
Sammy the Seagull,
Was it your intention when choosing your user name to be considered vermin?
On 18 Oct 2008 at 11:06pm snowie wrote:
It takes a VERY brave man (or woman) to take a stand with the clergy; Cliffe's so called "punch and judy stand" may look a tad naff but put yourself in their shoes.... no, thought not, my Darling Departed Friend Mr Paul Wheeler delivered his last speech (for Commercial Square) wearing his chain saw helmet for protection, and God don't we all wish he was still here to do it again this year.
On 19 Oct 2008 at 6:29am Nearly forgot wrote:
Sammy just reminded me by his post Whst was the outcome of the accident at cliffe last year.
Please dont shoot me down for asking? curious to know if cliffe was at fault or was it something else people all said last year we wont know untill all the facts come out. so this is me asking nicely.
On 19 Oct 2008 at 10:12am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I agree with Snowie - the clergy platforms are not for the faint-hearted and only the brave repeatedly go on them.
With regards to Nearly Forgot's post, I believe the facts have not yet been established so there is no point commenting until they are known.
On 19 Oct 2008 at 11:03am me wrote:
I see the term "Light Banter" is lost on you then snowie.
On 19 Oct 2008 at 10:47pm Enoch wrote:
The late Mr Wheeler may have worn eye protection but he would NEVER have climbed into a chicken hutch and neither would our new Archbishop - you will never see a punch and judy stand at Commercial.
As a reply to the original thread - go to Borough, Waterloo, South Street or Southover.
On 20 Oct 2008 at 8:58am Mrs Tumble wrote:
Enoch, the Cliffe tend to attract the type of people (spectators) that have heard of our reputation, and think the clergy are easy game. Perhaps you would like to come and stand up there with your eye protection on, and see how you cope.
On 20 Oct 2008 at 9:17am Taff wrote:
Snowie, I too wish Paul was still here and I am a Cliffe member. To other Bonfire boyes and girls may I suggest that we stand together and not get drawn in to a pointless debate that others do not have a single inkling about. Whether that is through choice or ignorance.
On 20 Oct 2008 at 11:06am Enoch wrote:
Mrs Tumble you would be surprised how I would cope, it is a family tradition and I would be up there were I not born the wrong sex and not "allowed" by past and existing Archbishops. Bonfire is still very sexist, but I am trying to break down the boundries as each year goes by. Personally I could not care what Cliffe do, I was just pointing out what Pauls opinion was on the subject, he had many of those, and how I will miss them, god bless.
On 20 Oct 2008 at 3:02pm CROSS wrote:
MRS TUMBLE you are dead right the safest place to be is on the clergy stand, as your spectators have found out.
On 20 Oct 2008 at 3:42pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Cross, I am sure all the Borough spectator has to worry about is a rogue sparkler.
On 20 Oct 2008 at 4:12pm CROSS wrote:
Now bliffecimbo,
thats not smart or a nice when no one wanted you in Waterloo the Lewes Borough took you in and now you bad mouth them, not that I care.
On 4 Nov 2008 at 12:21pm freqeist1 wrote:
well said Enoch!

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