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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 05 Nov 21 4.36pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Lewes have 5 bonfire societies in the 1 town. That makes up 5 separate parade routes, meeting up at the bonfire site. Last year police closed all access routes to Lewes by late afternoon, "to prevent outsiders" enjoying the night.
Perhaps now it is a ticket only event, but I don't think they'll stop determined fireworks-watchers from outside the town.

I understand some sections of the northern Ireland community are well into bonfires

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Lewes have 5 bonfire societies in the 1 town. That makes up 5 separate parade routes, meeting up at the bonfire site. Last year police closed all access routes to Lewes by late afternoon, "to prevent outsiders" enjoying the night.
Perhaps now it is a ticket only event, but I don't think they'll stop determined fireworks-watchers from outside the town.

I understand some sections of the northern Ireland community are well into bonfires

they build a BF like a skyscraper FH.
crazy.
(although theres not much else to do bar drink & shag, so they have all year to plot one)

 


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Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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BlueJay Flag UK 06 Nov 21 6.22am

It's only over a few nights a year. It scares me dog half to death but you can only sanitise life so much.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 06 Nov 21 8.06am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend


I have long held the belief that fireworks outside of commercial use & properly organised displays should be banned but with technology being what it is these days why not keep the bonfire but change fireworks for light shows with music.


Originally posted by BlueJay

It's only over a few nights a year. It scares me dog half to death but you can only sanitise life so much.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 06 Nov 21 8.22am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

We only had 2 or 3 rockets last night, in the outer reaches of Wales.
It was enough for the dog to sleep under the bed, but not before pl55ing on the carpet.

Lots of livestock in the immediate area, as well as pets. Just think it's a bit unnecessary that Joe Public can buy fireworks over the counter and not be held responsible for their (mis)-use.

(*Hypocrite alert" and yes I used to throw fireworks when i was a kid, but these days fireworks just seem to be far more dangerous than when I used to chuck around tupenny bangers. And I'm largely talking about adults misbehaviour in this instance)

 


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BlueJay Flag UK 06 Nov 21 8.31am

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle


I have long held the belief that fireworks outside of commercial use & properly organised displays should be banned but with technology being what it is these days why not keep the bonfire but change fireworks for light shows with music.


That sounds like a fair compromise really. Beyond the first recorded moment of agreement on HOL .

Edited by BlueJay (06 Nov 2021 8.31am)

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 06 Nov 21 8.49am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT 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

The thing is, you could pick on hundreds of thousands of human activities that are ecologically unsound. Footballers participating in pan-European or international tournaments for example.

I'm afraid that the human race is inherently selfish, so people will continue to do whatever they choose in order to gratify themselves - whether it's speeding through villages in a s***ty old BMW or taking their regulation holiday in Tenerife-ee.

This is why all this climate stuff - the new Puritanism - is in my view a waste of time. The human race is f***ed beyond salvation, but the planet will live on once we have gone.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 06 Nov 21 8.54am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Diwali and air pollution.

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One more point

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 06 Nov 21 9.14am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

I have a confession to make.

My wife and I went to our daughter's home last night for a mini firework display in their garden, mainly for the benefit our grandaughter. I enjoyed it. Not so much the fireworks, but the sheer joy they gave the little girl. I can remember the same excitement when I was a boy.

Mind you, the fireworks were crap. All with different, highly descriptive names in different packaging, but most looked and sounded the same. Made in bloody China.

I recall such names as Pains, Standard, Astra and Brocks fireworks made in England. Are they still around? Brocks were founded in 1698 by John Brock who, strangely enough, died on the 5th of November 1720.

 


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

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BlueJay Flag UK 06 Nov 21 9.17am

Originally posted by Badger11

Diwali and air pollution.

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The thing is, as I believe you said previously, you have to get people on board with 'going green' in ways that doesn't alienate. No wonder what we think of the pace of change here or abroad, one surefire way to get people to pay zero attention to any of it is to be deemed as going after Christmas, or Diwali or Fireworks night or whatever, rather than the bigger picture.

Much like someone trying to improve their physique, there will always be an occasional 'cheat day' on the cards that isn't too much to worry about in the big picture. I would think that even in a utopian future scenario where we're on top of these challenges, we would likely still have room for such days .

 

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BlueJay Flag UK 06 Nov 21 9.18am

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

I have a confession to make.

My wife and I went to our daughter's home last night for a mini firework display in their garden, mainly for the benefit our grandaughter. I enjoyed it. Not so much the fireworks, but the sheer joy they gave the little girl. I can remember the same excitement when I was a boy.

Mind you, the fireworks were crap. All with different, highly descriptive names in different packaging, but most looked and sounded the same. Made in bloody China.

Sounds like a good time was had . And home sets or fireworks usually are pretty crap really .

 

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Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

I recall such names as Pains, Standard, Astra and Brocks fireworks made in England.

Light up the sky with Standard Fireworks

 

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