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Fireworks are falling on my head

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Not literally but they well could be. They are already bangcrashing all evening every evening from the moment darkness falls and I keep finding spent rockets in the garden. Isn't it about time this archaic, annual noisefest was abolished? And we aren't even into November yet anyway. It burns money. It causes hundreds of accidents. It terrifies animals and it makes far too much noise. Bah humbug.
  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I agree. Let's outlaw them. Have supervised displays by licensed personnel.

    I find them terrifying. Gawd knows the cost to the NHS and Fire Service. Pointless. Ask kids about Guy Fawkes. They will know NOTHING.
    ilovesooty, Dragonlady30 and kibosh like this.
  3. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I totally agree. Organised, licensed events only.
    ilovesooty and grumpydogwoman like this.
  4. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    That's an early start. They have a fabulous display in the primary school very close to us. Last year some of the fireworks were so big they made our house shake. Our dogs are usually OK with fireworks but that was too much for one of them. This year I will have to sedate him.
  5. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    At last, a topic I can go on a rant about. Guy Fawkes night, the 2 month build up to it and then the months after are a nightmare in many communities. Sonic boom after sonic boom . . . .not even proper 'pretty' fireworks, just an explosive. The sale of fireworks should be limited to Local Authorities (who are putting on a public display) and subject to a rigorous, multi-staged application process (and a fee), suitably detailed and tortuous (get the Swiss to write it) to deter all but the most determined and bureaucratically minded.

    Instead what have we got? Our stupidest teens (mostly), unsupervised and armed with explosives, terrorising communities. Will it take a Fire Service strike on the 5th Nov to get the authorities thinking? Who foots the bill for numerous fire engine call-outs, the massive clean up the next day, the police helicopter, the riot police etc.?

    Its insane that we allow this 'celebration' to continue.
  6. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    They should be banned! So should those floating lantern things!
    grumpydogwoman, InkyP and kibosh like this.
  7. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    And have you ever been in Battle around this time? Talk about nutters!
  8. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Is Battle a place or an activity. If it's an activity, then 'Yes, I have!!' If it's a place, then I reckon there's thousands of Battles across the country, all full of nutters.
  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I actually meant Lewes but Battle is crazy too. They are both places in Sussex
  10. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    I hate fireworks.
    They terrify me.
    They upset my beautiful but stupid Cocker Spaniels.
    Who ever wants to ban them has my blessing and support!!!
  11. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I want to ban them and I now feel blessed and supported
  12. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Yes, quite right, Mu Putin (like I'm going to go against Putin). Those lanterns are an absolute menace. Didn't one cause at least one major fire not so long ago?

    What idiot would do that? What crazy twit-face would think it's a good idea to send fire wafting around roofs?
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It's been very quiet around here in the run-up. A few years ago it could be very noisy.
    I didn't like the period when we couldn't have fireworks in between the periods when we could.
    Now we need permission.
  14. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    The dog spends much of her time under my desk at this time of the year if I'm at the computer, the enclosed space and my near presence gives her some comfort. As we live in a village, we don't get it anywhere near as bad as many, but still far too much. I never understand those who decide they have to set theirs off at or after midnight.
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  15. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    We now live in a small village and have yet to see what happens on the 5th . . . . nothing so far though, in the run up
  16. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Although non-5th fireworks irritate me a bit, I would feel such a killjoy complaining or agreeing to their ban. I can remember all too clearly the schoolboy excitement of buying boxes of bangers and creating noisy mayhemfor afew days. Also the gunpowder experiments of pooling resources and trying to manufacture the largest explosion we could.

    Yobbish? we-ell yeees, but it was such exciting boyish fun!

    Sorry folks. :oops::oops:
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  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  18. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    I loathe fireworks and would be happy to see them restricted to organised displays.
    I hate Halloween even more though.
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  19. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Haven't heard a single firework yet at all.
  20. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Hallowe'en is an abomination.
    lindenlea, HelenREMfan and ilovesooty like this.

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