Mudcat Café message #379664 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29667   Message #379664
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
22-Jan-01 - 01:27 PM
Thread Name: Knocky Door Ginger
Subject: RE: Knocky Door Ginger
Hey anyone remember 'milk tops' or 'fag cards'. And anyone old enough to remember playing on 'the debris'.

Just noticved that bert. I can't remember any ganmes with the carbdoard milktops on bottles. I can remember that the milkman had a horse and cart - think that had been brought back for the duration. (Whichju wasa phrase in vry wide use - "Are you going to be there for the duration" to anyone who was taking too long in the bathroom, for example.

Fag cards - that ciggy cards for Americans - they'd stopped issuing them with cigarettes, but kids had collections, and the game involved flicking them so thye'd land in the right place. Do they ever do that with Pokemon cards?

Playing on debris of the bomb sites. That's where the Adventure Playgrounds I mentioned earlier really started, I believe. WE had a big undergrouind shelter in the communal garden at the back of our house, and I can remember when they demolished that, after the war - climbing through the tunnels and clambering up and down the heaps of rubble.

I was too young to get into collecting shrapnel, but I can remember admiring the collections amassed by bigger boys.