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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 06 Nov 21 10.56am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

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 .

Yup I did but I really meant here, this report refers to India and the very real problems they have with air pollution. Many Indians still use coal for cooking and that is not going to change anytime soon. This has not helped that.

However you make a valid point maybe I am being a killjoy.

I am just going for a walk in my plastic trainers then I'll have a drink of coke from my plastic bottle and for lunch I will be having a lot of meat.

Going to London to see the car show at Regents street (assuming they're aren't any protestors.)

Edited by Badger11 (06 Nov 2021 10.56am)

 


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BlueJay Flag UK 06 Nov 21 11.14am

Originally posted by Badger11

Yup I did but I really meant here, this report refers to India and the very real problems they have with air pollution. Many Indians still use coal for cooking and that is not going to change anytime soon. This has not helped that.

However you make a valid point maybe I am being a killjoy.

No doubt. The air looks positivity apocalyptic there at times!

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I am just going for a walk in my plastic trainers then I'll have a drink of coke from my plastic bottle and for lunch I will be having a lot of meat.

Going to London to see the car show at Regents street (assuming they're aren't any protestors.)

Edited by Badger11 (06 Nov 2021 10.56am)

.. At least recycle a couple of coke bottles into a second pair of shoes!

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 06 Nov 21 11.30am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


Itís slightly surprising that fireworks are still available with the health and safety warnings they carry and the fact many of of them are a bit cr@p but kids seem to enjoy them as much as the ten minute extravaganzas that follow almost every public celebration (after Paul McCartney croaking his way through Hey Jude).

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 08 Nov 21 4.06pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

I have mixed feelings on this subject. I have very fond memories of bonfire night when I was a child, in the days when Halloween was not on the radar. I used to love the build up to November 5th - making a Guy, and buying the fireworks, and the anticipation as the day grew closer. And the artwork on the fireworks was great, and very evocative.

We now have a dog that is paralysed with fear when she hears fireworks going off. Part of the problem is that fireworks can be bought all year round and you never know when someone is going to be letting them off. Also, the fireworks you can buy now are much more powerful and noisy than the standard garden fireworks we used to have as children.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 08 Nov 21 5.31pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I would not allow private purchase of fireworks. Local councils would license authorised displays only.

 


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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 09 Nov 21 6.41pm Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

My mate was selling fireworks at Hewitts farm in orpington.
The travellers love fireworks, one fella we know bought 4 grand for a private display for his family.
He normally sells about 80 grands worth over 3 weeks. , so enough people are obviously buying them.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 09 Nov 21 6.49pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Casual

My mate was selling fireworks at Hewitts farm in orpington.
The travellers love fireworks, one fella we know bought 4 grand for a private display for his family.
He normally sells about 80 grands worth over 3 weeks. , so enough people are obviously buying them.

They can sell them for ten times the price in Ireland, where they're illegal. This happened where I live. I guess it happens somewhere every year. [Link]

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 04 Nov 22 11.37am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

TheGreatGorbo started this thread last year by discussing the damage fireworks cause to the environment.

I've just read someone's estimate that around £40m'worth will be let off this year.

You have to say that bonfire night seems immune to COP27 and the economic crisis. Old Guy Fawkes has a lot to answer for. Some might say it's a shame his plot failed.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 04 Nov 22 11.57am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

TheGreatGorbo started this thread last year by discussing the damage fireworks cause to the environment.

I've just read someone's estimate that around £40m'worth will be let off this year.

You have to say that bonfire night seems immune to COP27 and the economic crisis. Old Guy Fawkes has a lot to answer for. Some might say it's a shame his plot failed.

It was originally called the 'Gunpowder and accelerated environmental damage plot' however they thought it wouldn't catch on back then.

 


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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 04 Nov 22 12.12pm Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

Lewes will be effectively shut. Road closures and Parking restrictions everywhere from 4.00pm tonight until 1am Sunday all access routes closed. We left site 11.00am this morning to avoid getting caught. Enjoy

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

 


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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 04 Nov 22 12.29pm Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

I loved fireworks night as a kid round at the cousins house in Shirley. If I had a choice, forget boring old Christmas and lets set fire to shed loads of bangers...

 



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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 04 Nov 22 12.32pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

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Looks like they're available.

 


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