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From: "Heather Gordon" <>
Subject: Re: Yummy, yummy
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 12:08:09 -0000
Hi there, in Harold Wood it was 'knock down Ginger' for knocking on front
doors and running away.
'tin can walley?' if I remember correctly someone threw a tin can at the
same time calling out a name. Everyone else had to hide. That person then
had to stand over the tin can looking out for the others hidden away. If
guessed correctly that person was out. But if anyone managed to sneak up
and capture the tin they were in charge of tin can next time round.
Oh what fun we had in those days. Roaming everywhere without a thought in
our heads. Hard to believe that it is now inside the M25 and full of
houses. Also Harold Hill once a vast playground also.
Looking for ROGERS, PENNY of Margaretting.
WEBB, RODWELL of Romford, Ilford
RUSSELL, AYRES, of Leytonstone.
Cheered me up as I am recovering from a operation. All tis talk of food and
> Hi Daniels Gang,
> I remember 'tin can copper', but I dont know if thats quite the right
> but didnt it involve knocking at somebody's door and then running away and
> hiding? I think at some point we threw a tin or something up the road
> before doing the knocking! Conkers were also all the rage, and even
> I was only a girl, I was still a conker champ.