Mudcat Café message #379523 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29667   Message #379523
Posted By: bill\sables
22-Jan-01 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: Knocky Door Ginger
Subject: RE: Knocky Door Ginger
We had a cast iron range in our house, you know the sort with a big fire and a water boiler on one side and an oven on the other, there was a sheet of enameled metal on the floor in front and surrounded by a fender to stop coals falling on the mat. When everybody took out their ranges for "modernisation" and fitted a tiled fireplaces the metal sheets made a great sledges if the front end was curled upwards. Tho only problem was that they were too fast and there were quite a few accidents where kids had come off and cut themselves on the metal edges. One kid I knew sledged right down the track onto the main road and was killed by a lorry.