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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 31st October, 2014) Views: 2,660 
Halloween
 Halloween   by Colin Harlow  (Panasonic HC-V210)
Rihanna Harlow age 8.

Comment by Mick on 31st October 2014 at 06:48
Im pleased to say this Halloween codswallop it one thing that my family have ever got involved with.


Comment by alan lad on 31st October 2014 at 07:31
Is she early or have I missed it ?


Comment by Pat on 31st October 2014 at 08:36
Scary!!


Comment by Giovanni on 31st October 2014 at 08:41
I never get plagued with Haloween kids. Not since I answered the door wearing a Jimmy Savile mask.


Comment by Ron D on 31st October 2014 at 09:50
A fun pic. Not enough of it about.


Comment by A.W. on 31st October 2014 at 10:09
Halloween was nothing when I was a kid, bonfire night was much more important, the modern Halloween custom seemed to creep in from the USA in the 1980s. Does anybody ever recall seeing a pumpkin before the 1980s or even 1990s? I certainly don't.


Comment by Witchypoo. on 31st October 2014 at 10:35
Mick. Your kids must have had a very boring upbringing. Poor things.


Comment by The Grim Reaper on 31st October 2014 at 11:49
Old Misery Guts Mick eh, and as usual not joining in with children having plenty of fun, I bet he even tells his and other children that Father Christmas has died.


Comment by Cyril on 31st October 2014 at 13:51
No pumpkins in the fifties and sixties AW, we used swedes which were awful to hollow out and sometimes a sliver of neep would go up behind your thumbnail - and yowee! it would really hurt too, all good fun though sat around telling each other ghost stories.


Comment by Donna on 31st October 2014 at 14:25
I'm totally against the rip-off, that is , Halloween. Just another money making racket.
Haloween is actually a British 'invention' When they took it up in the states they made it into something like it is today and exported the lunacy back to Britain.


Comment by Garry on 31st October 2014 at 18:31
It all started in America.


Comment by Alan on 31st October 2014 at 18:37
I've answered the door six times and its only 6.30pm. Great to see those kids faces smiling. COME ON STOP BEING SO MISERABLE.


Comment by WITCH on 31st October 2014 at 18:42
Great photo.


Comment by sue on 31st October 2014 at 18:52
Come on, kids love it. (so do i)


Comment by Ann on 31st October 2014 at 18:55
I agree Ron D.


Comment by Paula on 31st October 2014 at 23:35
So we instill the importance of not talking to strangers in to our kids, or taking sweets etc. for their safety all year round, then on one day a year it's ok to encourage them to get dressed up and go knocking on doors essentially begging for treats. Don't like Halloween, research its history "All Hallows' Eve"
And as for mischief night, it's just an open invitation for all the thugs to commit mindless vandalism. Last night I know of 3 cars smashed up within 500 yards.


Comment by Ann on 1st November 2014 at 04:09
Tu tu tu paula, kids parents are there with the kids. Drunks smash up cars. These are small kids who knock on doors. it all depends where you live.


Comment by A.W. on 1st November 2014 at 10:17
Cyril, I can remember doing that with a Swede, though it was very hard to cut. Sometimes we used to put a stump of candle inside it. When I was about 7 years old the school teacher mentioned Halloween to the class and nobody knew what she was on about. that was the first time I heard anybody mention the subject.


Comment by Jonno on 1st November 2014 at 10:56
Donna it was the Scots and the Irish that took All Hallows to the US, WE had nowt to do with it, and as you know the Yanks made it into something whereby a bob or two could be made from it, and unfortunately it found its way to our shores. A.W. and Cyril, i cant remember when i saw my first pumpkin, i must have been in my 30s, which makes it 1970 onwards. As you say we used to hollow out turnips etc but NEVER trailed the streets knocking on doors,knocked on a few doors playing tap latch,lol, which, now i've reached my 70s i know was wrong.


Comment by Helen on 2nd November 2014 at 08:22
Does anybody remember playing Kick The Can & Hop It ? I can remember playing it with the 3 boys of a family that lived opposite us at Ormskirk Rd, Holland Moor. Very naughty, my mother would have be horrified had she known !


Comment by A.W. on 2nd November 2014 at 12:04
That's right Jonno, nobody tried to make money out of Halloween, even the turnip (Swede)lantern was more associated with bonfire night.


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