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bonfire is not just one night in november

On 23 Feb 2006 at 7:31pm C-S-B-S member wrote:
anti bonfire people i want to hear your grumbles, questions?
On 23 Feb 2006 at 8:23pm SHS wrote:
Often we hear the noise but cannot see anything. Can you test in a more prominent location and use fireworks that go higher? How about more bonfires?
Crime greater than the 25m loot robbery: giving planning permission to change the use of those stables & build houses.
On 23 Feb 2006 at 8:40pm C-S-B-S member wrote:
you hear them but dont see them, Where do you sit/stand? firesites provide great aerial displays none better then Commercial square. bonfires the more the better i say as long as it burning Guido Fawkes.
ah yes our poor shed, r.i.p, bloody landlord.
On 23 Feb 2006 at 9:11pm pope john paul 112 wrote:
You are absolutely right. it is not "one night in November", if it was we could prepare for it.
It starts early, it finishes late, god knows how many pets suffer trauma and distress and out come the old excuses "it's tradition" "it's for charity" "it's only one night a year".
Keep it to the night and only the night and we would all be happy.
On 23 Feb 2006 at 9:27pm C-S-B-S member wrote:
are you for terrorism?
guy fawkes was a terrorist.
for some its a time to throw bangers, get drunk and piss alot of people off(waterloo), for other true bonfire boyes and girls it means more alot more you will never get it so i wont even try to explain, as for pets i am very sorry,i am sure that if there was somthing that could be done for them then the bonfire society's would help as much as possible to aid in there comfort. have you no urge to join a society?
On 23 Feb 2006 at 9:51pm pope john wrote:
Guido Fawkes was a poor sap mercenary out of his depth in english politics.
If any thing it should be called Catesby's night and my argument is still the same "celebrate" the one night if you must but please do not treat us like fools.
The vast majority, and i include bonfire societies, have no idea what they are celebrating. It is just an excuse to dress up throw a few bangers and try to "keep up with or outdo the jones'"
On 23 Feb 2006 at 10:05pm C-S-B-S member wrote:
i dont want an argument, i wanted to know peoples views and see if people knew the meaning behind the night, people like you are not the enemy of bonfire, the members that go out to get drunk and throw bangers and know not the meaning are the real enemy of bonfire, i am glad you have added your views, it still however is not just one night there are many bonfire socity in sussex and they have there bonfire nights on diffrent nights, from september to december this can not be helped im affaid this is why its spread out over weeks
On 24 Feb 2006 at 4:59pm Gary wrote:
Don't knock waterloo! They are fantastic. Better than those swines who charge. Granted they are always late, without fail, every single year, but I still rank them as one of the top societies!!
On 24 Feb 2006 at 8:40pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
can't agree with spreading out over several months,hopefully new laws being debated will bring an end to the extended season.
On 25 Feb 2006 at 12:31am lopster (a pet owner in Lewes) wrote:
What are we bickering about here - Bonfire is not one day in November - many villages celebrate for many weekends before and after the 5th so that they can share in Lewes' fantastic celebration of Free Speech and Civil Rights - why should fireworks be limited to one day in the year anyway - what about New Year - what about Christmas - what about The Queens Jubilee - fireworks are a great expression of joy and celebration and should be used whenever people wish to make a celebration an event to be shared - how did every country in the world choose to celebrate the Year 2000 - fireworks (of course)- are there no dogs and cats in Sydney or Paris then?
On 25 Feb 2006 at 12:24pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
I don't think we were given a choice on the celebrataions like it or not fireworks are thrust upon us.
On 25 Feb 2006 at 9:49pm banger wrote:
good luck to all bonfire boys and girls long live tradition
On 28 Feb 2006 at 11:32pm C-S-B-S member wrote:
good replies, Gary your out of your league, porterloo are no good, they dont charge becuase they dont hire and its usually for charity, waterloo can not be the best they have only been going 40 odd years the other societys are 150 plus years old and they are bigger and have better displays, i have friends in the waterloo society and they agree, its a shame because the friends i have pretty much run it, waterloo dont even own there own aerial tubes, shame they dont spend some money on there members altho most of them are rejects from other societys and cuase the society to gain a bad name on outmeets. enough said.
On 30 Mar 2006 at 11:34am Angie Miles-Owen (CSBS Member) wrote:
It is interesting to read what others think, We always thoroughly enjoy bonfire and although we have only just become members, we have enjoyed the celebrations for many years.
Until (sadly) recently, we too were pet owners and our dog Stella, was absolutely terrified of any kind of "bangs" (and not just fireworks e.g. childrens toy guns etc.) so each year as the build up towards the 5th got underway, we visited our vet, who prescribed tranquillisers to keep Stella's stress levels to a minimum. On the 5th we usually got a "sitter" in to make sure she would be OK. This may not be an ideal solution, but even without fireworks, we by no means live in an ideal world. So come on you moaners, for approximately 20 you can buy a little comfort to ease your pet's stress, which is a small sum for greater peace of mind. It is also helpful to leave the TV or radio on, to provide some background noise to at least block out some of the noise. All it takes is a little extra thought to keep your pets comfortable. It may be difficult living with pets in the heart of Lewes, but if you find bonfire and fireworks so unacceptable - Why did you move to Lewes in the first place? It is not as if you moved to a bonfire and/or firework free area and then suddenly got your peace and quiet taken from you. Bonfire has been part of Lewes since long before any of us alive today were born. So stop moaning!
On 18 Apr 2006 at 1:47pm ANON wrote:
I think you have misinterpreted the problem that people have cited; which is that people do not like the increasing length of the celebrations, which have gone from one night to over a month; have extended accross much of the town, giving people no choice but to be involved in the celebration, or have their house torched by vandals. A large proportion of lewes residents are elderly, who have grown up in the area and expect some activities on the 5th, and realise that it is an important cultural event, BUT for it to leave to town in such a state that it takes several weeks for it to recover, and for the celebrations to be so large, and attract such massive crowds so that people living in Lewes are scared to leave their homes to participate, is unfortunate, and unnecessary.

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