Handbags   (The sad, the bad and the ugly. Non-productive stuff here.)

Started by: retep1949 (672)

Every gang had their own their own bommie in the 50/60s and would collect stuff for weeks before 5th of November.We lived near the tip in Hindley so never had a shortage of stuff to collect.We used to raid other bommies and pinch their stuff.Fireworks were sold in most corner shops,penny bangers.2p cannons,Jack jumpers,Roman candles,cascades,spinning wheels(usually ruined the fence),3d sky rockets ,little demons etc.Used to put our Guy outside the Strangeways pub and collect money.It was near the station and the men who got off the train from Irlam steel works usually told us to bugger off.(who could blame them after their shift) Happy days or rose coloured glasses

Replied: 30th Oct 2018 at 18:35

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