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View TheGreatGorbo's Profile TheGreatGorbo Flag sunbury 04 Nov 21 8.34pm Send a Private Message to TheGreatGorbo Add TheGreatGorbo as a friend

Watched a panorama programme this afternoon about how climate change is causing death and destruction all over our planet, tonight I stand here in my kitchen and our skyís are filled with polluting fireworks, tomorrow is fireworks night and will be the same, surely the time has come to find more ecological ways of celebrating , are we that thick that we canít see what we are doing to this wonderful world we live in? Donít wonít to be a kill joy but people need to wake up

 

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View HeathMan's Profile HeathMan Flag Purley 04 Nov 21 9.45pm Send a Private Message to HeathMan Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add HeathMan as a friend

Might not be a celebration of the Gunpowder Plot. Think Divali - the Hindu Festival of Light, which is early November.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 05 Nov 21 3.20am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

When i lived in Sussex, the villages used to spend the entire year gearing-up for bonfire night. My own experiences of witnessing quite a few of these events are:

1. It scares the 5hlt out of pets, which is a ball-ache.

2. It is an excuse for pi155ed up adults with low IQ's to throw explosives at each other, causing unnecessary burden on the fire service and A&E.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 05 Nov 21 8.31am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Happy Guy Fawkes night.

He had the right idea. I'd willingly blow the lot of them sky high

 


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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 05 Nov 21 9.02am Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Originally posted by TheGreatGorbo

Watched a panorama programme this afternoon about how climate change is causing death and destruction all over our planet, tonight I stand here in my kitchen and our skyís are filled with polluting fireworks, tomorrow is fireworks night and will be the same, surely the time has come to find more ecological ways of celebrating , are we that thick that we canít see what we are doing to this wonderful world we live in? Donít wonít to be a kill joy but people need to wake up

I pretty much hate everything about Fireworks night, from the Reason we celebrate it (celebrating a failed terrorist Attack ??) to the s***ness of the actual fireworks themselves.
But mostly it just seems incredibly irresponsible. for the whole year people are we get it in the ear about climate change, and how we need to stop polluting the atmosphere, then for one day a year every town/city/district/hamlet et al builds a massive fire and explodes loads of Chemicals in the air.
just don't get it - it's outdated thinking, and it's about time we called an end to it.

Edited by CrazyBadger (05 Nov 2021 9.02am)

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 05 Nov 21 10.00am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Strange you started this thread Gorbo, 'cos I was thinking the same thing about the pollution caused by masses of bonfires, not to mention the fireworks.

Round here folk are planning to celebrate 'bonfire night' and villages, some with thatched cottages, have built some enormous ones.

Anyway, what happened to Guy Fawkes night? When I was a lad a made-up Guy, dressed in old clothes, was lugged around the streets to earn a few pence to buy some bangers.

What we are celebrating on November 5th is the capture of Guy Fawkes before he could destroy Parliament. He seems to have been forgotten these days.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 05 Nov 21 11.26am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Strange you started this thread Gorbo, 'cos I was thinking the same thing about the pollution caused by masses of bonfires, not to mention the fireworks.

Round here folk are planning to celebrate 'bonfire night' and villages, some with thatched cottages, have built some enormous ones.

Anyway, what happened to Guy Fawkes night? When I was a lad a made-up Guy, dressed in old clothes, was lugged around the streets to earn a few pence to buy some bangers.

What we are celebrating on November 5th is the capture of Guy Fawkes before he could destroy Parliament. He seems to have been forgotten these days.

I cannot recall the entire verse, but at school, early 60s, there was a rhyme..
remember, remember 5th of november, gunpowder, treason & plot !

those heavy card, coloured guy fawkes masks.
our head master said it was begging, doing the old penny for the guy & hed drag us back to our homes if he caught us !!
unfortunatly 5th nov & halloween are all blending into 1.

Edited by kingdowieonthewall (05 Nov 2021 11.27am)

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 05 Nov 21 1.08pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

I cannot recall the entire verse, but at school, early 60s, there was a rhyme..
remember, remember 5th of november, gunpowder, treason & plot !

those heavy card, coloured guy fawkes masks.
our head master said it was begging, doing the old penny for the guy & hed drag us back to our homes if he caught us !!
unfortunatly 5th nov & halloween are all blending into 1.

Edited by kingdowieonthewall (05 Nov 2021 11.27am)

Here you are kingdowie.
[Link]

And as far as your recollection of those masks and the folk who accused us of begging is concerned, we are like birds on the same twig, as Willo would have said.


 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 05 Nov 21 1.29pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

I cannot recall the entire verse, but at school, early 60s, there was a rhyme..
remember, remember 5th of november, gunpowder, treason & plot !

those heavy card, coloured guy fawkes masks.
our head master said it was begging, doing the old penny for the guy & hed drag us back to our homes if he caught us !!
unfortunatly 5th nov & halloween are all blending into 1.

Edited by kingdowieonthewall (05 Nov 2021 11.27am)

PR spin from James I.

His men discovered the plot a few days earlier and but allowed it to play out to capture all the participants.

After it failed James I used it to promote his popularity by whipping up anti Catholic feeling. Bonfire night and the nursery rhyme were all part of the after the event spin.

 


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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 05 Nov 21 3.39pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Here you are kingdowie.
[Link]

And as far as your recollection of those masks and the folk who accused us of begging is concerned, we are like birds on the same twig, as Willo would have said.


very good link.
thank POG.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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Originally posted by Badger11

PR spin from James I.

His men discovered the plot a few days earlier and but allowed it to play out to capture all the participants.

After it failed James I used it to promote his popularity by whipping up anti Catholic feeling. Bonfire night and the nursery rhyme were all part of the after the event spin.

lewes used to burn the pope every year, on what is probably the most raucous bonfire night in this country.

Now however, its who ever is particulary unpopular that year.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 05 Nov 21 4.32pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall


Now however, its who ever is particulary unpopular that year.

That's easy then. It will be Wayne Couzens by a country mile

 

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