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Fireworks tonight?

DemonAV

Distinguished Member
Down here in liberal north London the fireworks are mental. Is it cos after Nov 5th they're being sold at half price or is because of Biden winning? I thinks it's the latter.
 

Miss Mandy

Moderator
They've been going off all evening around my town, but they usually do on the Saturday closest to bonfire night. Tonight would have been the big public display in the town park, but with that not going ahead more people are doing their own thing.
 

diannebye

Banned
Down here in liberal north London the fireworks are mental. Is it cos after Nov 5th they're being sold at half price or is because of Biden winning? I thinks it's the latter.
people a tad imprisoned so letting off some steam...in the form of BOOM BANG A BANG BOOM BANG A BANG 💣
 

ssbib

Distinguished Member
There’s always fireworks on the weekend closest to Nov 5.
 

DemonAV

Distinguished Member
people a tad imprisoned so letting off some steam...in the form of BOOM BANG A BANG BOOM BANG A BANG 💣

Isn't that from Mary Poppins?
I live in the peoples democratic republic of Muswell Hill. Believe me there are people here partying cos Biden won ☺
 

diannebye

Banned
Isn't that from Mary Poppins?;)
I live in the peoples democratic republic of Muswell Hill. Believe me there are people here partying cos Biden won ☺
Guess because it has been so broadcasted with not much else on the box....... and a bit like an event that whoever gets 'control' is going to change the UK forever;) .......
 

danmc_82

Distinguished Member
Down here in liberal north London the fireworks are mental. Is it cos after Nov 5th they're being sold at half price or is because of Biden winning? I thinks it's the latter.

Fireworks dont tend to go down in price, especially the day after bonfire night.

Supermarkets tend to send them back to their depot and specialist shops will just save for next year.
 

Ding Dang

Active Member
Never realised Biden was a part of the UK political scene?

We call it the month of Nov 5th locally.
I think you'll find most sensible folks hate Trump and everything he stands for, so Biden winning is a BIG deal everywhere. Plus it's Saturday.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
We've had fireworks going off every night for last five. Really getting pi**ed off with it. Poor dog's a wreck.
 

danmc_82

Distinguished Member
We've had fireworks going off every night for last five. Really getting pi**ed off with it. Poor dog's a wreck.

Ive heard only 2-3 tonight. Very foggy today so they wouldnt see them anyway :laugh:
 

EarthRod

Distinguished Member
I think Diwali festival is due shortly, so more fireworks.

Although lockdown might cause a problem.
 

Doug the D

Distinguished Member
I've probably said this every year at this time of year since I've been a member, but I think it's mental that people with no training or experience can walk into a supermarket, buy a £100 box of let's face it, explosives, a crate of Fosters and a book of matches, go home to the family and launch it all in the back garden on a closely packed housing estate and it's seen as completely normal and safe.

Covid-19 and lockdowns aside, how does it not make sense to pay £20 to take a family of four to an organised event and see a massive display put on safely by experts that do it for a living in a local school/ football ground?
We went to one last year at a school about 30 minutes away. Cost us £4 each and it was amazing. I compare this experience to many a year when my father-in-law would get pissed as a handcart, nail a Catherine Wheel wonkily to the shed door, let off some rockets and nearly set the garden on fire. All quite hilarious looking back, but I had no young children or animals in my life to consider back then.

I'm not trying to be a fun sponge, but when the expert display looks amazing and costs less, I don't see any reason at all to DIY something like this. The only analogy I can think of off the top of my head is you choose to pay £4 to go and watch Man Utd/ Liverpool/ Southampton (or whoever) play football professionally, or you pay £50 a ticket to go and have a kick around in the park with some family/ friends.
 

GarethP

Well-known Member
I’m a dog owner. One is completely ok with it the other is massively anxious now and has basically spent every day for the last week barking in terror from about 6pm until 11. I don’t think of myself as a killjoy. I’m happy for fireworks to be sold to qualified organised displays. If not only for the safety aspect, but also the predictability so we can be prepared.

We had a farmer lose a hay barn a couple of years back. Massive inferno. shut the main road out the village for 2 days to get it under control. Fire brigade said a firework started it.

also seen this news story this year and there must be more...

 

ruffage

Distinguished Member
NYE in Amsterdam. They aim fireworks horizontally at you, and barricade the doorways with bangers. Takes a while to notice there's a rocket burning a hole in your jacket when you've not long stepped out of a coffee shop.
 

deans6571

Member
I'm gonna make a single comment and leave it here as this is not the place for yet another debate.....

The facts are that the majority of people buy and use them responsibly in their own gardens (me included - every single year in fact but I always inform all of my neighbours). Its the minority who use them irresponsibly (whether that's in the streets or after the legal cut off times).

If the police actually came down harder on these minority of people, then none of these problems would exist....

Over and out.
 

diannebye

Banned
I'm gonna make a single comment and leave it here as this is not the place for yet another debate.....

The facts are that the majority of people buy and use them responsibly in their own gardens (me included - every single year in fact but I always inform all of my neighbours). Its the minority who use them irresponsibly (whether that's in the streets or after the legal cut off times).

If the police actually came down harder on these minority of people, then none of these problems would exist....

Over and out.
Still upsets the animals though however much you act with responsibly...Last time in UK end of garden neighbours managed to point their rockets in our direction..being next to farmland as far as they seemed to think we did not exist.....
 

logonuser1

Active Member
THEY SHOULD BE BANNED!!! OR ATLEAST FOR NORMAL JOE PUBLIC!!! join the army if you want to hear big bangs ....grow up. Mark my words in 10 years time they will be banned and rightly so.....it will be council display or even better there will be no gunpowder charged fireworks they will be laser displays acting like fireworks without the bang! . really gets my back up
 

alphaomega16

Distinguished Member
So you want to enact collective punishment for the few just like what this second lockdown is doing for those places that were barely in tier 1.
 

danmc_82

Distinguished Member
People who want fireworks banned are normally the same people who used to enjoy them when they were a child.
Lets ban Christmas as well.
 

diannebye

Banned
People who want fireworks banned are normally the same people who used to enjoy them when they were a child.
Lets ban Christmas as well.
I certainly would not want to ban fireworks and loved our sparklers and catherine wheels and rockets that were fairly harmless really. My Late Dad would set the fireworks out safely without us around and then we were given a lecture before any such event.... they just need to be in a organised venue away from houses etc,. Loud and Explosive they are 100%, certainly very colourful but the dangers are obvious. Of course people with pets are going to re-act badly that is also obvious. Happy Xmas
 

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