Last time I went to Blackheath fireworks I went by train from London Bridge - complete nightmare as more crowded than in the height of rush hour. However, the year before had gone by car and this was worse! Also afterwards there were a few rowdies letting rockets off horizontally into the crowd which was a bit scary as I was with four children under 8. That said the fireworks were amazing.
I have always wanted to go to Lewes - does anyone have any experience of going there from London by train?
Yes - sounds rather 'intolerant' when put like that. However, my view is that in the South East at least, Catholics and Protestants are both equally un-oppressed and have been for decades/centuries - therefore a bit of 'historical' burning at the stake is allowable. I am prepared to be corrected...
Anyway the thing that really attracts me is the idea of barrels of burning tar being pushed through the very steep streets of Lewes, and huge bonfires with a range of effigies being burned.
Agree. Very short but very colourful fireworks and certainly worth waiting for.
Not sure why the Lord Mayor show still exists? It was always one of the worst punishments to have to attend as a spectator, why doesn't the LM just have the fireworks and be done with it?