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Why the fireworks at 5/6 am?

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On 5 Nov 2013 at 9:18am Curious of Lewes wrote:
Slightly ashamed that I don't know the answer to this as I've lived in Lewes all my life. But is there a reason why the bangs go off at 6 am? I thought I read somewhere that this was the time Guy Fawkes was discovered in the cellar with the gunpowder. Jim Etherington would know...(he was my primary school teacher)
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 9:52am sherlock wrote:
because their d*ckheads
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 10:05am Earl of De Montfort wrote:
It's the Bonfire Boys walking home drunkenly from the firesite doing what they think is their god given right to do; set off fireworks in the early morning to compensate for having small appendages
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 12:06pm Curious of Lewes wrote:
Any adults out there know the answer?
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 12:31pm A. Smuggler wrote:
Maybe its simply to provoke responses like those from Sherlock and EdM above.
C'mon you two, get a life...this is Lewes on the Fifth, same as last year, and the yera bfore, and the year before that too....if you don't like it then move out of town for 48hrs, or sleep with earplugs in for one night....
Must admit though, at my end of Town I/we didn't hear the usual early morning rouser this morning. Shame.

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On 5 Nov 2013 at 12:48pm Lewes Lawyer wrote:
I live in Streat, and it usually wakes me up - I love it.
No idea why it's at 6am other than as a warrior call to the Bonfire Boys. I like the idea of it being the time old Guy Fawkes was discovered.
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 2:16pm Market Street Resident wrote:
You only heard them at 6AM? You're lucky! It was pretty much all night here by the war memorial. Every time I nodded off to sleep... BANG. I don't mind, though. It's Lewes Bonfire. We wunt be druv!
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 5:11pm Curious of Lewes wrote:
I suppose true bonfire folk are a little busy at the moment and can't answer my question. However I found the following on Wikipedia
"The King ordered Sir Thomas Knyvet to conduct a search of the cellars underneath Parliament, which he did in the early hours of 5 November. Fawkes had taken up his station late on the previous night, armed with a slow match and a watch given to him by Percy "becaus he should knowe howe the time went away".[3] He was found leaving the cellar, shortly after midnight, and arrested. Inside, the barrels of gunpowder were discovered hidden under piles of firewood and coal.[36]"
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 8:05pm Zzz.. wrote:
So, not because they are fat stupid inadequate pissheads after all
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 9:06pm the silver moose wrote:
sadly to many outsiders not knowing the tradition of this town
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 10:13pm lewes resident wrote:
it's a load of selfish people thinking about no-one else but themselves.not everybody likes November the 5th in Lewes
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 11:34pm Jez wrote:
Jesus. There is nothing better or more exciting than those great Mortars to wake up to. Those moaning should bugger off else where. There are many of us that wish we could be there this evening... If you don't like it... F$┬ąck off!
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On 5 Nov 2013 at 11:54pm Clifford wrote:
Oh, the sadness of it all. Poor boys thinking listening to the bangs means they've been in a war.
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On 6 Nov 2013 at 1:30am Zzz, lewes resident. wrote:
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On 6 Nov 2013 at 7:31am Curious of Lewes wrote:
I ask a sensible bonfire related question and get replies worthy of Neanderthal man. Bye bye forum
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On 6 Nov 2013 at 8:22am Guido wrote:
It is simply a call to work for the various societies and teams within.
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On 6 Nov 2013 at 2:32pm Zebedee wrote:
Another one bites the dust due to anonymous cowards
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On 6 Nov 2013 at 4:31pm Market Street Resident wrote:
OP didn't do themselves any favours by responding to the initial comments with "Any adults out there know the answer?".
Anyway, we got there in the end, didn't we? No harm in a bit of playful discourse along the way...
 
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On 6 Nov 2013 at 6:11pm CSBS wrote:
Curious of Lewes - see my post on the other thread.


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