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bonfire info please

On 25 Sep 2006 at 11:19am bonfirebunny wrote:
i believe that Bonfire celebrations fall on a sunday this year - could someone confirm whether the celebrations will take place on Saturday 4 or Monday 6th? cheers
On 25 Sep 2006 at 2:07pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
On 25 Sep 2006 at 6:43pm chav wrote:
Don't listen to the saddle sniffing librarian fancier. Its on the 4th. I'll be donning my bright clean stripy rugby shirt and swigging on my vody whilst hurling my standard fireworks bangers (at Mark 'the woof' Rolfe if I see him.)
On 26 Sep 2006 at 9:13am Davor wrote:
I show your mum mr chav my big polish banger she enjoy yes please.
On 26 Sep 2006 at 4:20pm lewesian wrote:
The fact that you need to ask the question implies that you are not from the town. If that is the case then we'd really rather you stayed where you are on bonfire night and not clog up our streets.
On 27 Sep 2006 at 7:48am Guido wrote:
You are better off staying where you are.
Unless you want to be sadly disappointed.
It is over rated, over hyped and just a chance for sad people who have nothing else to do all year to attempt to show off.
"Oh look my bangers louder than yours"
"Maybe but my jumper is stripier so there"
On 27 Sep 2006 at 10:13am lewesian wrote:
Bonfire haters are hilarious! There's no need to get quite so worked up. Im sure on the night you'll be safely tucked up in bed before dark, so how will it affect you? Unless your hatred draws you to the high street and you stand slowly shaking your head and tutting under your breath, desperately trying not to enjoy yourself lest the worst happens and you discover what it feels like to be alive
On 27 Sep 2006 at 11:50am expat wrote:
Wish I could come. I lived in Lewes from childhood and can still remember the atmosphere, the smells and sounds and brilliant sights. Have a great time all you lewesians, it's something you need to carry on doing. Those that don't like it should move to Seaford. It's this time of year I miss Lewes most!
On 27 Sep 2006 at 5:10pm red coat wrote:
well i will be ready for you all just mind where you park. And we have 2 tow trucks ready for you this year.Just because its bonfire you will have to mind where you park or risk getting a tow even got a car pound now.
On 28 Sep 2006 at 7:45am guido wrote:
About time as well.
Now the good folk of Lewes will really have something to moan about!!!
On 28 Sep 2006 at 10:00am The Big Cheese wrote:
Come One, Come All, And please Blow Up the Parking Attendants!
On 28 Sep 2006 at 12:54pm bonfirebunny wrote:
re: 'helpful' comments by lewesian/guido...
thank you for your 'concern', yes i am from the town but i travel a lot as a freelance photographer so very rarely here for bonfire. I have lived in Lewes for 10 years now, and was not aware of which day it would be on THIS YEAR - I appreciate that this celebration is primarily for the people of Lewes.
i find your comments a shade patronsing Lewesian - 'The fact that you need to ask the question implies that you are not from the town. If that is the case then we'd really rather you stayed where you are on bonfire night and not clog up our streets' - please don't bother in the future...
On 28 Sep 2006 at 1:33pm lewesian wrote:
my mistake bonfire bunny, i humbly apologise. I have a tendancy to get somewhat overprotective and vitriolic at this time of year!
On 28 Sep 2006 at 7:21pm mark rolfe wrote:
I see the imposters are posting again.
as a resident of this fine town for nearly 53 years I do know when its held
On 29 Sep 2006 at 9:30am Historian wrote:
But an easy mistake to make, as post mid to late 1950's, then the fifth fell on an Sunday, the celebration swere held on a Monday, the Sixth.
On 4 Oct 2006 at 11:30am The Reverend wrote:
Well I'll be making the trip down from Northumberland to attend Bonfire Night this year. And before you moan, I am a former Lewes resident (20+ years).
On 4 Oct 2006 at 12:24pm guido wrote:
Then i will probably pass you heading in the opposite direction!!!!
On 5 Oct 2006 at 8:31am Mark rolfe wrote:
yup and me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 8 Oct 2006 at 4:15pm JACK CARTER wrote:
Insular thinking from 'Lewesian' folk at bonfire night is the biggest hypocrisy going. When Brighton wants to build a stadium at Falmer, they're told that Falmer is under Lewes, when it comes to residents of Falmer wanting to see the Europe renowned famous 'Bonfire Night'- they're outsiders and it's preferable they stay where they are. Here's a reminder of who pay Council Tax AND Water Rates to Lewes ... http://www.lewes.gov.uk/environment/3325.asp
Another thing ..... You'd stop people from coming to Lewes to see 'The Bonfire Night' if you could, but you'll welcome immigrants from abroad to take our jobs, houses and classroom places. So get your priorities right mate, and DON'T call yourself 'Lewesian' since you don't speak for me, a well known Lewesian. You're over protective this time of year about something that doesn't need protecting, while liberties that do need protection have their edges chipped at on a daily basis.
On 8 Oct 2006 at 4:31pm Northern Bigot wrote:
When it comes to immigrants from abroad, Lewes has got off lightly. Hardly Southampton or Crewe where so many Poles have arrived in the last 2 years they now make up 10% of the population! I swas visiting a northern town which they have transformed, every 3or 4 persons walking past you is speaking some Eastern European lingo. Where are they in Lewes, a Chinese or Eastern European bar maid here or their, and those swarthy girls in cafe nero who look like David Dickinson in drag and still dont now how to work the till! These jobs never appear in any job centre, they are filled by outside agencies, who dont care who they are as long as their cheap labour!
On 9 Oct 2006 at 1:22pm mick wrote:
What has all this racist cr*p got to do with when bonfire nite is?
Or perhaps BNP stands for Bonfire Nite Party?
On 9 Oct 2006 at 5:34pm lewesian wrote:
I certainly dont speak for you 'mate', you sound like an utterly tedious individual. Where do you make the leap from bonfire to immigration? Because strangely i don't recall mentioning it, could it be because it has absolutely no relevance to the topic under discussion? I am glad you're well known though, it must be a great source of comfort to you.
On 9 Oct 2006 at 7:21pm Northern Bigot wrote:
Not youre favourite night of the year is it mick, i wonder why?
On 9 Oct 2006 at 9:24pm Voice of Reason wrote:
NB's post mearly discusses immigration and is not racist. However, discussion is not possible as people like you shout racist at the drop of a hat. I'm not hamstrung by this pc nonsense. Hope you die soon faggot (painfully)
On 10 Oct 2006 at 7:48am mick wrote:
Nice one.
Racism,homophobia and the suggestion of a painful death in the same insult.
Oh to have your intelligence and wit.
And your nom de plume is sooo ironic!!
PS Get someone to explain what ironic is sucker.
On 10 Oct 2006 at 5:55pm Northern Bigot wrote:
We have 1 and a half million of our own unemployed, anda further 2 million on incapacity benefit, shouldnt we find work and training for these people first? What i resent is the implication that British people will not do these jobs! If you pay people enough they will do the work!
On 10 Oct 2006 at 8:11pm Voice of Reason wrote:
You need to get someone to explain what homophobia means (ok thicko I'll tell you- the fear of homosexuals) and as I'm not afraid of you (I just don't like you) then that doesn't apply to me. Get yourself a lexicon, fag.
On 10 Oct 2006 at 8:52pm mick wrote:
Sorry darling but I don't smoke.
On 11 Oct 2006 at 7:43am the village person wrote:
I happen to know that the Voice of Reason is not gay and neither is his boyfriend.
On 12 Oct 2006 at 2:03am Man who used to be Nick Luthi wrote:
You've all gone completely insane.

It doesn't appear to matter anymore how the thread begins - Parking, Bonfire, Falmer.....who cares?

All threads lead to Warsaw, Parking Attendants or who is going to get it in the bottom tonight.
Look at Bonfire Bunny's initial enquiry again and tell me that Lewes should be proud of this site.

By all means, free speech and yada, yada, yada..... but this site has become tedious and frankly smells a bit nasty.

At least when Tooth Fairy was vetching at me, he kept to the subject,and even he appears to be bored of this relentless, repetitive html diarrhoea.
( Yes, Toothy, the stormfront nazis are pretty funny, but your thread was taken up by someone much less "ironic" than you )
If you want a single issue site, then so be it, but at the moment this is not a genuine forum and most of the time it has f*** all to do with Lewes.
Webmaster....Kill it or rename it.
You have birthed a monster.
Bit of a pity really.
On 12 Oct 2006 at 6:58pm Northern Bigot wrote:
This is an internet open forum not the Oxford Union, people know what to expect! Just because some ones views are not politically correct does not mean there views are not as sincerely held as those that are! The long room seemed a good idea at the time? Discuss-
On 13 Oct 2006 at 2:00am Nick Luthi wrote:
Left school at 17 with no A'levels and became a barman.

Oxford Union?!?!
Be as politically incorrect as you like - I couldn't care less - but please try to be interesting.

Amusing wouldn't hurt either.

My point was that, unchanged, this site will die.
By the way, the Long Room Ltd goes into liquidation on Monday.

Under the circumstances that makes your particularly witty comment particularly s**tty, vicious and as I've been trying to point out irrelevent to this forum.

Ever lost everything you ever had?
Sorry. I've suddenly lost my sense of humour.

On 13 Oct 2006 at 1:30pm Outsider now Inside wrote:
After living for 30 yearsin Sussex (west - sorry), we have just moved to lewes. Looking forward to our first bonfire (we are waterloo I believe...).
We have a young daughter (less than 2 yrs ld). Should she go and stay with granny that night and take the dog with her?
On 13 Oct 2006 at 1:59pm Me wrote:
How come you are using a Sussex Express email Address? Surely your work colleagues can answer your questions if not why are they working on a local paper with such a small local knowledge? Post sounds like a windup/setup to me but to play the game. Firstly you should find out what bonfire society you seem to think you are a member of. Most you have to be proposed and seconded by existing members so i would think that narrows down your choice. Secondly NO NO NO a 2year old girl is too young to be at bonfire and DOUBLE NO NO NO take the dog as far away as possible. If your post was an honest question then i apologise for parts of my response.
On 13 Oct 2006 at 7:12pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Another back handed compliment Nick. What next? Going out for a drink together, exchanging text messages, popping in for coffee, hold hands and pretend we're gay?
On 13 Oct 2006 at 7:52pm Northern bigot wrote:
You forgot cruel and vindictive! A tragedy to me is when a spotty youth gets 4 years for murdering someone trying to stop said youth from stealing their car! He will be out within 2 years! The long room has been a popular subject on here, one i have previously refrained from commenting on! Im sorry things havent worked out for you, anyone advertising in the Cliffe programme cant be that bad!!!
On 13 Oct 2006 at 11:39pm Nick Luthi wrote:
Shucks, Toothy, you noticed me.
Look, I'm blushing.
On 14 Oct 2006 at 4:37pm JACK CARTER wrote:
Mick, you talk of the BNP like it's the only Nationalist organisation in Britain. LOL.
There is a difference between Nationalism, National-Socialism and racism! The second of these are what you fear. NONE of the comments are racist either and guess what, the user name in the brackets indicates something.
On 14 Oct 2006 at 9:39pm poofy wrote:
so your shirt lifters then
On 17 Oct 2006 at 8:56am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
I can feel a bond forming, Nick. (Note: I didn't even berate you for using this site to advertise!)
On 23 Oct 2006 at 5:11pm Jojo wrote:
Ok, ok, ok, people, its time to put our claws away. I believe outsider now inside was simply askin an honest question. Really a 2 yr old is too young to go to bonfire night. However, there is a night, for in the future, hosted by Nevill Juvenile Bonfire society, which is much earlier and aims to be children friendly. It has already passed, being on the 21st of October. It is a great way to intrduce younger kids to Lewes Bonfire!!! Hope this helps.
On 23 Oct 2006 at 9:09pm cahz wrote:
where can you buy the bonfire jumpers???????????? (barcombe ones: black and red striped)
On 4 Nov 2006 at 1:10am JACK CARTER wrote:
You ARE the discussion! Your 'utterly tedious' response to bonfirebunny's question make's you a hypocritical individual. Can't have people clogging up our streets can we (..."and feel what it's like to be alive." ... wtf.) Anyway, I have many concerns regarding immigration and, as you've noticed, I voice them occasionally. My town, Lewes, represents the last true bastion of free will ... and someone calling themselves 'Lewesian' doesn't recognise one of my birth rites - freedom of speech. LOL.

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