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1 Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 13:42

scottjames30

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Nat Lofthouse
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Will you be attending one next week, or next weekend, its an excuse for a few beers, last year was pissing down so it was pretty shit, if the weather is nice i might give one a whirl.

2 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 13:57

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I'd ban it if I had my way.

You can't have a fag in the pub because you might kill the bar staff twenty years hence, but you can legally buy unlicensed explosives in Tesco and detonate them in your back garden, surrounded by small children......?

If you want loud bangs and explosions every five minutes, go and live in Gaza.

3 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 16:59

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Plus all the anxiety and suffering animals get for the next few weeks due to them, i would ban all as well.

4 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 18:30

Norpig

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i like a good bonfire but seeing as most of the streets in Manchester don't have proper back streets it's not the same as i remember as a kid in Halliwell. There would be 4-5 bonfires up and down the back streets.
Plus they've never heard of black peas either  :facepalm:

5 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 18:46

boltonbonce

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The postman across the close has a bonfire party every year which goes on for hours.
I've threatened on more than one occasion to shove his rockets up his arse,but to no avail.
His Mrs had the cheek to call me a pretentious snob.
Luckily our butler calmed me down.

6 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 18:52

wanderlust

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I'm renovating a property in my spare time and have loads of scrap wood I'd love to give away (rather than pay £30 a load to recycle at the tip) but I'm struggling to find anyone having a bonfire.

7 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 18:56

boltonbonce

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wanderlust wrote:I'm renovating a property in my spare time and have loads of scrap wood I'd love to give away (rather than pay £30 a load to recycle at the tip) but I'm struggling to find anyone having a bonfire.
Kids would be fighting over it in my day.
How times have changed.

8 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 19:11

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That's because yer Dad was building that Ark thing and you needed all the wood you could get. Very Happy

9 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 19:19

boltonbonce

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If only he'd left the woodworms behind!

10 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 22:23

Banks of the Croal

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Embarassed double post Embarassed



Last edited by Banks of the Croal on Sat Nov 01 2014, 22:36; edited 1 time in total

11 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Sat Nov 01 2014, 22:31

Banks of the Croal

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I remember one year the wife bought some Fireworks, they were massive.

Looked on the Instructions and they read, stand at least 25 metres away.

Fuckin Hell we would have to be stood in the next street to watch them Shocked so I destroyed most of them.

12 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 10:10

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Norpig wrote:i like a good bonfire but seeing as most of the streets in Manchester don't have proper back streets it's not the same as i remember as a kid in Halliwell. There would be 4-5 bonfires up and down the back streets.
Plus they've never heard of black peas either  :facepalm:
Is black peas PC these days?

13 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 12:47

Numpty 28723

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Andy Walker
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All the enjoyment went out of it for me when they banned these bad boys.



Wait till a load of people were standing around the bonfire stuffing their faces with treacle toffee, then light a rip-rap and chuck it into the crowd. It was hilarious seeing the poor feckers run in all directions, some falling on the fire as they tried desperately to escape from the explosions. As usual, good harmless fun brought to an end by the 'health and safety gone mad' brigade.

14 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 12:52

Soul Kitchen

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Yeh and tupenny cannons as well!
Nothing fitted a new laid dog turd better than a tuppeny cannon!!!

15 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 12:54

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Soul Kitchen wrote:
Norpig wrote:i like a good bonfire but seeing as most of the streets in Manchester don't have proper back streets it's not the same as i remember as a kid in Halliwell. There would be 4-5 bonfires up and down the back streets.
Plus they've never heard of black peas either  :facepalm:
Is black peas PC these days?

2 jokes in the space of 5 minutes! Is this you trying to shake the boring tag SK?

16 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 12:59

Soul Kitchen

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As if I'm bothered about a pre pubescent gimp mask wearer!Smile

17 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 13:07

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Ouch.

18 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 13:22

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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Soul Kitchen wrote:
Is black peas PC these days?

The PC term is parched peas.

19 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 13:28

Norpig

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its a very serious problem, Mancs have never heard of black peas! They look at me as if i'm making it up.Admittedly they don't sound very appetising but it reminds me of childhood bonfires with Catherine wheels whizzing up and down the back streer because they hadn't been nailed to the back gate hard enough Very Happy

20 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 14:13

Soul Kitchen

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bwfc1874 wrote:Ouch.
You're learning, you'll be thanking me soon! Smile

21 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 14:14

Soul Kitchen

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Norpig wrote:its a very serious problem, Mancs have never heard of black peas! They look at me as if i'm making it up.Admittedly they don't sound very appetising but it reminds me of childhood bonfires with Catherine wheels whizzing up and down the back streer because they hadn't been nailed to the back gate hard enough Very Happy
Perhaps you need to ask for pigeon peas?

22 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 21:16

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boltonbonce wrote:
wanderlust wrote:I'm renovating a property in my spare time and have loads of scrap wood I'd love to give away (rather than pay £30 a load to recycle at the tip) but I'm struggling to find anyone having a bonfire.
Kids would be fighting over it in my day.
How times have changed.

It is more about All Hallows Eve than Guido Fawkes night nowadays - all thanks to Americanisation of our popular culture (and yes I do know that All Hallows Eve originally started off as a European paganic festival celebrating loved ones who had passed over to the "other side")

23 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Mon Nov 03 2014, 21:19

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Anyone fancy a 'day of the dead' like they have in Mexico?

24 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Tue Nov 04 2014, 13:05

wanderlust

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I know Elf and Safety European style can be a bit excessive, but on reflection we did some stupid stuff with fireworks when we were kids. Banger guns for a start, dropping a lit banger followed by a marble down a sealed tube - I remember putting windows in 100 yds away. And firing hand-held air bombs at people. And packing mud around the bottom bangers and throwing them into Dunscar Lodge to stun the fish. And emptying out all the chemicals out of the naff fireworks left in a Standard selection box and making bombs out of them. And throwing unlit bangers into the bommie. And lobbing burnt out sparklers. The bonfire season started at the beginning of the school summer holidays when we first started collecting wood and defending our bommie so by the time fireworks were on sale we were at fever pitch.


Food-wise it was always Meat & Potato pie, red cabbage, pigeon peas, parkin and treacle toffee. Toffee Apples if we were lucky.

25 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Tue Nov 04 2014, 13:30

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I hope IS haven't hacked this site - you'll be getting recruited for your expertise.....

26 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Tue Nov 04 2014, 13:36

Norpig

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thats 2 mentions now of pigeon peas instead of black peas, i've always known them as black peas. is that what they were called in the olden days? :whistle:

27 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Tue Nov 04 2014, 14:01

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Frank Worthington
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Always known them as Black Peas, used to get them from the Fair when it was at Moor Lane Bus Station.

28 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Tue Nov 04 2014, 14:08

Numpty 28723

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Andy Walker
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play safely now, kids, and follow the fireworks code

29 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Tue Nov 04 2014, 16:15

wanderlust

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Banks of the Croal wrote:Always known them as Black Peas, used to get them from the Fair when it was at Moor Lane Bus Station.

Both were sold - they're two different pulses both popular in Bolton but my Aunties (Lizzie and Winnie) always cooked pigeon peas with malt vinegar and ground white pepper.
Uncooked black peas are brown BTW and they were popular with travellers so its not surprising they had them at the fair.

30 Re: Bonfire And Fireworks. on Tue Nov 04 2014, 16:22

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Banks of the Croal wrote:Always known them as Black Peas, used to get them from the Fair when it was at Moor Lane Bus Station.


Sat on long benches in that striped tent arrangement?

Happy days.

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