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Author Topic: Keeping the peasants awake  (Read 2637 times)
aj
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« on: January 19, 2011, 10:44:42 PM »

Does anyone know which particular Russian oligarch or Saudi prince decided tonight to blow - I'm guessing at least 50 grand - on the largest firework display I've yet seen at Cliveden.  But having to comfort terrified pets and turn up TV so we could hear it, and well after 10pm tonight for something like 15 mins - and we live more than a mile away - isn't terribly amusing. Interesting to see in these times that while the peasants might be struggling to make ends meet, someone can spend that kind of money........ would be interesting to know who it was....
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Joni
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011, 10:49:29 AM »

Gary Barlow probably.
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Boanerges
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 12:50:51 PM »

Good and loud, wasn't it?
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Joni
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 03:00:09 PM »

and it looked great from my house!
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Paris
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 04:20:36 PM »

It wasn't Cliveden - I called them - they blamed Hedsor House.  Whoever it was though, upset people as far away as the Bomber estate in Maidenhead.  I know someone who lives there and they said that people were coming out of their houses to see what was going on - apparently from their the sky towards Hedsor/Cliveden looked 'pink and smoky' - they thought there had been an explosion!
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lizzyk
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 04:36:50 PM »

I asked Cliveden too and they looked at me blankly and said that they had not had any fireworks!! Also the National Trust always warn cookham.com. Firstly I thought it was thunder then it sounded like there was  small war going on. It must have cost a fortune.
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Kate
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 05:11:35 PM »

In my semi-awake state in Bourne End it sounded like mortar fire. But even the prospect of a nearby military exercise wasn't enough to drag me from my slumbers.
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