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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day 5 November
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 Nov 20 - 08:52 PM

Something I only found out today: there is an overwhelming majority of public opinion in Scotland in favour of banning private possession of fireworks. But they can't be banned here because this is an issue the Westminster regime won't let the Scottish Government legislate on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day 5 November
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Nov 20 - 06:14 PM

You are not wrong, dear girl... :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day 5 November
From: Senoufou
Date: 09 Nov 20 - 02:50 PM

Haha Steve, that picture fits exactly with how I imagine you as a young boy! Pocket full of bangers, some matches and an 'attitude'! Yes! :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 07:07 PM

Rose-coloured specs, Senoufou. When I was about eleven or twelve I'd stuff my pockets with about 100 penny bangers and a couple of boxes of matches (the ones with a picture of Captain Webb on the front) and my backup was a big clutch of Brocks "repeating bombshells". They were cheap and were at least as noisy and threatening as anything you can buy today. It it was on just the one night, a sentiment I keep repeating.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 06:25 PM

Absolutely right, our Dreamy found her own safe place by the mirror on the door of our wardrobe with her friend - ie her own reflection!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 06:11 PM

Tradition - well, maybe. But times have changed. I may have posted about 'old times' before, but when I was small, Guy Fawkes Night was a real treat. We always went down the road to a neighbour's house, and took our homemade mince pies plus a half-crown box of fireworks. All the other children did the same, and the dad, Mr Jones, let off the various types himself:-
Catherine wheels (pretty but not noisy)
Roman candles (three softish bangs with three different colours) Golden rain (pretty and quiet)
About three small rockets (whoosh rather than bang)
and of course my favourite: sparklers, which we waved around making patterns.
Our stuffed Guy burned merrily on top of the bonfire.
Now none of this was particularly noisy,and lasted about twenty minutes. No appalling 'explosions' like bombs.
If things were exactly the same now, I think it would be better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 05:59 PM

"Less than one mile away" my arse. Unless fireworks were less than three or four hundred yards away you'd hardly hear them much at all. Our nearest fireworks display was 300 yards away and we completely missed it as we didn't hear anything. The next nearest was up at the farm, a quarter of a mile away. We saw a few lights but didn't hear a thing. The next nearest was at the Bay View at Widemouth Bay (known to Raggytash), about half a mile away. We heard nothing and saw next to nothing. My view is that fireworks for Guy Fawkes should be restricted to two or three nights around Nov 5 at the most. Other than that, live at let live. The other 362 days and nights your dog is free to go and shit all over the streets. We have to live and let live with that. Just keep your dog in and turn the bloody telly up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 04:22 PM

Horse struck in the eye by firework need I go on????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 11:32 AM

Steady now...


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 11:10 AM

Tradition my arse, there is nothing traditional about recreating the Battle of the Somme soundtrack every night since the beginning of November - it is now the 8 November is it traditional to let off fireworks on that day, or tomorrow of the next day. Now we know for certain that a portion of this nightly racket comes from a gypsy site less than one mile away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Nov 20 - 04:42 PM

Sen: Is all this justifiable in any way?

To quote a song (and title) from "Fiddler on the roof": "Tradition!"

Cheers


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Senoufou
Date: 07 Nov 20 - 01:31 PM

We have full double-glazing, and a few minutes ago it was like the Battle of the Somme. Such loud, deep explosions, the house shook. Rockets raining down into our garden, husband on oil-tank duty. I can hear our neighbours' dogs actually screaming. Other side, her three cats are buried under duvets trembling in fear. (We're on Facebook)
I can't imagine how the riding stables up the road are coping with all their panicking horses. They're safely stabled, but they try to climb somehow over their doors.

Is all this justifiable in any way?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Nov 20 - 01:08 PM

Try double glazing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 07 Nov 20 - 12:43 PM

This is now the 5th night running that our greyhound is uncontrollably shaking because of these fucking shits letting off deafening fireworks. The sooner they are banned the better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Thompson
Date: 07 Nov 20 - 06:39 AM

How fabulously successful the propaganda has been if the idea is "better to burn Catholics in effigy than Protestants in reality"! Read up a little about the pogroms driving Catholics from their homes in Northern Ireland, about the kidnaps and murders or random Catholics by Loyalist gangs (one boasted "the bullets going into her breasts sounded like they were going into a pillow").
Iconographising interracial or interreligious hatred is not a good idea in any case whatsoever; the truth will set you free.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: BobL
Date: 07 Nov 20 - 02:58 AM

Is click/phone & collect still allowed, if collection is properly distanced?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 06 Nov 20 - 09:54 AM

It's not a happy guy fawkes day at all. I heard that despite the lockdown, a firework shop near to Croydon is selling fireworks from the back of the shop. I hope they are caught and heavily fined!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: robomatic
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 09:49 PM

Happy Guy Fawkes day to you and your pets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 06:34 PM

Dreamy is calm now the fireworks have stopped, but they will carry on around here for another few days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Senoufou
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 04:49 PM

Oh poor Dreamy, Bonzo! I've been pleasantly surprised because here in our village I've heard just one very brief 'salvo' (not all that loud) and nothing else. Perhaps people are slowly realising that it just isn't fair to farm animals,house pets, young babies and the nervous elderly to make loud explosions in the dark.
It could of course have been deferred until the weekend (hope not!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 01:00 PM

They can fuck off, our greyhound like 1000s of others is a shaking heap again this evening.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Jos
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 12:27 PM

Some firms trying to sell unnecessary stuff to the gullible public have been promoting something they call "Bonfire Weekend".
They did the same earlier in the year when they invented something called "Valentine's Weekend".


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Nov 20 - 10:33 AM

Remember remember


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 08:51 AM

You never said a truer word Mike, but at least they tried.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 08:30 AM

I can never get my head round why people celebrate the fact that Guido Fawkes failed in his attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

A much worthier reason to celebrate would have been if he had succeeded.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 01:51 PM

Decidedly fewer and more far between, the fireworks here. My first year in UK 2003, it was every night all around me starting early October and carried on until near end of November.

Bloody pyromaniacs. I was a nervous wreck as I don't respond well to loud sudden noises. (That's why I divorced him ...badadadaching).

Anyway, been very quiet here this year. Started on the 1st November. We've had a few tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Little Robyn
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 05:47 AM

I had a lovely birthday - fireworks and all.
And there were obviously parties going on all round the neighborhood, with large, highflying, spectacular crackers.
Cheers,
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 05:11 AM

My recording of "Cob-a-Coaling", with English flute intro, is still atop my myspace player.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 04:59 AM

A pedant responds ' no, but there may have been fewer'


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 07 Nov 09 - 03:41 PM

Greetings from Beverley the birthplace of Thomas Percy, plotter! Is it my imagination are there considerably less fireworks this year?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: gnu
Date: 07 Nov 09 - 02:34 PM

Why is it not called Robert Catesby Night?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Shields Folk
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 08:31 AM

You can always tell a Yorkshireman, but you cannot tell him much.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: GUEST,Nellie Clatt
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:40 AM

It was Robin Hoods brother who came from Sherwood Forest, Robin Bastard, stole from the rich and kept it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:34 AM

Can't buy you a pint in the Plough anymore Gerry, I'll get there next year, Tap n Spile maybe.

I allus thowt Santa lived in Leeds, we were far too poor to have 'im come to Halifax.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:05 AM

I wonder if he commuted to Halifax as well?

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:03 AM

Not sure, but November was prime time for disused wool warehouses to go up in flames.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:01 AM

Did Guy Fawkes have a hand in that?

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:59 AM

Maybe he commuted?
Anyway, I'm not sure where he moved to after Busby's burned to the ground.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:57 AM

That can't be right Geoff as I know for a fact the flat was in the basement of the Co-op in Scunthorpe High Street

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:19 AM

Father Christmas used to live in Bradford. He had a small flat on one of the upper floors of Busby's Department Store which he used to open to the public a few weeks before Christmas.
I know, I went there several years for a visit when I was a tiddler. He even gave me a small present.
Nice bloke!
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 08:49 AM

And you still owe me a pint from Whitby or is that the reason you have'nt turned up for the past 10 years

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 08:44 AM

Well somebody's got to try and stop you Yorkies stealing all the best legends Eric, and all your Lancashire mates seem happy to let you do it,where's Raggytash when he's needed?

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 07:21 AM

Anyway what has it got to do with a Yellowbelly ?

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 04:36 AM

Their was a double page spread photograph in the Guardian on Monday of the procession at Lewes. Anybody see that?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 03:01 AM

And Father Christmas lives in Leeds or is that another legend hi-jack

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 12:23 AM

Historically Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire has no connection to Robin Hood, it's a Hollywood and Nottingham invention.
Robin Hood was always linked, as Geoff the Duck has already said, to the Forest of [ variously spelled ] Barnsdale, Barnisdale, Barndale, which is in YORKSHIRE.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 05:18 PM

"Much evidence thet he resided in the Forest of Barnsdale, "
How much time did he spend commuting to Nottingham Geoff?

Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 12:36 PM

We decided to civilise it a bit this year. We had a bonfire consisting mainly of 30 drafts of a Phd, and used it to burn a few Jelly babies. We didn't bother dressing them....




Why be normal? It's less fun....


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 11:22 AM

Robin Hood - Locksley, just West of Sheffield. Died and buried at Kirklees priory, just off the Brighouse turn on the M62. Much evidence thet he resided in the Forest of Barnsdale, Barnsdale Bar about 6 miles south of Pontefract on the old Great North Road (Now bits of the A1).
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Guy Fawkes Day
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 10:58 AM

Old Guido resided just round the corner from where I type for a while - Ordsall Hall, Salford. One of the many national treasures that are under threat due to lack of funding and crap management unfortunately:-(

The thing about having your bonfire on a Saturday was not so much to do with decadence (does that mean having 10 teeth btw?) but to do with the Sunday issue mentioned. Sundays had allsorts of local by-laws attached to them. One of them, around these parts anyway, being you were not allowed to have bonfires (including the non-Guy Fawkes ones for buring garden rubbish) on a Sunday.

Richard 'Hamster' Hammond during his sojurn in Science Abuse did a realy good piece on whether the plot would have worked had it not been discovered - and boy did it! In a most spectacular style. Mind you I think the stocks of both gunpowder and concrete in the UK and most of Europe have never fully recovered from his experiment:-)

Cheers

DtG


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