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Firework Season

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Firework Season

Sounds like the annual firework season is once more upon us Angry
What happened to firework night or bonfire night or Guy Fawkes night....note the use of the word 'night' Roll eyes
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I think folk seem to think fireworks are a  way of celebrating anything now - we had some let of near us when the A level results came out............................ I am hoping there are not too many in the next week round here.  I dislike them and am not sure how my little dog will react!
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Year after year we've been plagued by the sound of very loud fireworks from the end of September onwards. However, one distinct advantage of the credit crunch is that this year has been just like the old days - hardly a sound - bliss!
We will have to see what the weekend brings as the 5th being midweek, I suppose that people will celebrate before, upon or after the date.
Personally, I wish it would just stop at the 5th as my poor dogs hate it and get so upset, as do many other animals.
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Don't forget the Guy Falkes and partners planned to bomb the English parliament  Wink Wink  Smiley Smiley
Fireworks were invented and used in China long before the 1600's
but on a serious note - yes I agree - they are much abused and maybe they should only be sold under strict license.
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Apart from being visually much better, I think fireworks should not be sold to the public anymore, and only organised licensed displays be allowed. I know us oldies drum on about how things were different in our young days, but our sparklers, 1d bangers and roman candles and rockets that didn't work were far removed from the completely lethal types available on general sale nowadays.
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Don't forget the Guy Falkes and partners planned to bomb the English parliament  Wink Wink  Smiley Smiley


This mob of incompetents could do with a rocket IMO Smiley Smiley
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Our dog hates them and the mother in laws dog messes everywhere when they go off. There is all ways some pratt who lets them off at 2 am or other inappropriate time. 
They should be banned and only organized displays there are to many people hurt and to many upset by the whole thing. The bangs just seem so much louder than they used to be and criminals love the noise to cover up there crimes
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in france only small fireworks are available on general sale.  anything else has to be part of a public display.  my cats would appreciate a ban on all but the most innoccuous fireworks for retail and the rest for big public displays.
during 'handle in the park', my cat and i sat on the chimney pots and watched the show, now and again hearing the music when the wind wafted it in our direction.
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When I was a kid I used to enjoy fireworks in the backyard of my grandparents house (obviously lit by my parents/grandparents of course)
They were let off on November 5th and done earlier in the evening so as not to disturb the neighbours.
Trouble is now that kids get hold of fireworks and they are now available year round so I am inclined to agree with you, they should now only be sold to pyrotechnic display specialists.

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......and how about the jacket potatoes and bangers in rolls that we had whilst watching the fireworks.  I don't mean the explosive type of bangers BTW, but the ones we eat Wink Wink
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@ artmo, now that I would miss.
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I'm sure when I were younger, fireworks were not as powerful as they are now.
(I do sound old, soon I'll be saying 'in my day' Grin)
You used to buy a box of the smaller ones, plus some sparklers/rockets and that was it.
Have you seen some of the massive ones you can buy now in shops?
Take the firework party I went to last year - someone paid £50 for a single firework. One of those 50 shooter ones I think.
Wasn't worth £50 though, glad it wasn't my money Smiley
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I don’t doubt that a lot of the fireworks you’re hearing are idiots letting them off maliciously but 28th October was the Sikh festival of Diwali where fireworks are let off. I have to say that in my rural area we thankfully do not suffer from youths setting off fireworks but spent yesterday evening in our local town and the difference was quite marked 
techguy
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Oh and of course  Parkin which you cant get down south.
yum yum.
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  Parkin

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Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.