Monday 3 November 2003 2.46pm
Your right John - the noise is unbelievable - we live near the subways in new kent road and when ****s throw then under the noise echoes and the words ' a bombs gorn orff' springs to mind.
Ann Widdecombe nearby had a firework put through her letter box which must have frightened the life out of her poor 92 year old Mum, and her little cat.
What I find worrying is the way that so many cheap fireworks are allowed in the country and sold cheaply in 'bargain' shops.
All fireworks to me are dangerous, even well organised displays have their risks. I have been to a few where the display fireworks have misrouted into the crowd. Many years ago at the Oval cricket ground, me being a wimp stood right at the back of the stands , then a rocket zoomed six inches past my ear!
Sparklers should be banned also, the tempeatures I read somehwere reach levels suitable for welding metal.
Lets stop them being sold until two days before, and sue parents who give them to the kids...and I know I am a killjoy!
My Mum who's 86 jumps out of her chair when she hears them..she said all she needs is her gas mask and she's back in the war years!