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PinkPonce Posted on 10/10/2010 15:52
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A dog that chased cars ...
A kid that ate bubbly from the road ...

PP ... x

Joe_Laidlaw Posted on 10/10/2010 15:54
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A divvy all the kids followed and shouted names after.

The local drunk.

parkendred Posted on 10/10/2010 15:58
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a kid who always had runny snot from his nose

squarewheelbike Posted on 10/10/2010 16:00
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

White dog 5hit!

could_it_be Posted on 10/10/2010 16:00
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a foreign family

we had two one eyetie and one chinky

jimmy_the_hill Posted on 10/10/2010 16:01
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Kids playing kirby,
Knocky-knocky-I-do,
Float parades along the road every year with the drum bands...
Street parties...

bororeddaz Posted on 10/10/2010 16:03
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A scuffy kid with a torn 'snorkel' jacket and nash elf glasses

hartburn_lad Posted on 10/10/2010 16:04
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

the smell of sunday dinners from every house.

PinkPonce Posted on 10/10/2010 16:07
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A kid that sat on the back of Ice Cream Vans, Ambulances, Fire Engines, Vans etc as they drove down the road ...

PP ... x

Joe_Laidlaw Posted on 10/10/2010 16:08
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Cricket in the summer and football in the winter.

TeessideSeasider Posted on 10/10/2010 16:08
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Bike tyres around the top of street lights

Chalk drawings on pavements

An old git who always kept kids footballs if they went over his fence

An ice cream van at the same time every night

The_same_as_before Posted on 10/10/2010 16:09
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A school caretaker to get you of the field

jimmy_the_hill Posted on 10/10/2010 16:10
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

[^] bike tyres, also, pair of shoes laced together on the telephone lines...

piston_broke Posted on 10/10/2010 16:10
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Sunday morning on the local field 25 a side footy game [:D]

bororeddaz Posted on 10/10/2010 16:12
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Bloke who came out in his wifebeater to tell you to
"bugger off down your own end"

teesman61 Posted on 10/10/2010 16:12
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

An old peoples home.

PinkPonce Posted on 10/10/2010 16:15
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A garden you were always scared to go and get the ball back from ...
A house selling fags for £2 a packet ...

PP ... x

TeessideSeasider Posted on 10/10/2010 16:16
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

ALWAYS a bonfire on a nearby field - with every kid helping to build it just before Nov 5


fungus Posted on 10/10/2010 17:07
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

"A house selling fags for £2 a packet" ...
- jeez that makes me feel old - 50p round our way

NortonGreen Posted on 10/10/2010 17:22
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Camping out on the local field.Going oggy raiding at 2AM in the morning.

John_Lydon Posted on 10/10/2010 17:27
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Knock-A-Door Run

Clive_Smith Posted on 10/10/2010 17:31
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A fiddler. Have discussed this before, but two that were mentioned were 'Bummer Kev' and 'Sweety Joe'.

Rumple Skeleton was something more ethereal altogether, and not of this Earth. Leeds, as it turned out.

shamblesdefarm Posted on 10/10/2010 17:33
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

The local pedeo who didnt live there long after word was out !

fungus Posted on 10/10/2010 17:33
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

where did you move to ?

ste_north_stand Posted on 10/10/2010 17:36
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a mobile shop [^]

byrno Posted on 10/10/2010 17:39
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Waterfights [^]

parkendred Posted on 10/10/2010 17:39
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a tom boy who could fight & have a pixx like a lad a mad dog that chased you on your bike some one who had a phone and they charged you to use it

sixtyniner69 Posted on 10/10/2010 17:53
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a bully[xx(]

PinkPonce Posted on 10/10/2010 17:54
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A bloke who always had 3 or 4 cars on his front and drive and none of them had wheels on ...

PP ... x

upthechels Posted on 10/10/2010 17:55
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Mobile Library

Hard nut family

Communal washing lines that doubled up as goalposts

Carpenter dad that made the cricket bats and stumps

Toffee apple man




gravyboat Posted on 10/10/2010 18:01
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A blue van coming round on a random night selling food and sweets, from which a Highland toffee bar was always purchased.

One of your mates dads was a weird, angry basderd, so you never went round his house.

Joe_Laidlaw Posted on 10/10/2010 18:07
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Toffee Dainties for a penny - football under street lights well after dark and other kids mam's sending you to the shops.

parkendred Posted on 10/10/2010 18:07
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a tonibell ice cream a kid with a daft nickname a house that had its windows put in some one who thought they were posh a scruffy family

OPEO Posted on 10/10/2010 18:22
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Almost EVERY kid had a mother AND a father.

upthechels Posted on 10/10/2010 18:29
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Aint that the truth.

Bring back the mangle.

bororeddaz Posted on 10/10/2010 18:31
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

The lowcocks van coming round on an evening

OPEO Posted on 10/10/2010 18:33
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Darn sarf they came round OF an evening![:D]

upthechels Posted on 10/10/2010 18:35
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

We had Corona.

mickymacc Posted on 10/10/2010 18:55
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

We had Alpine lemonade wagon,mass footy games,bommies(stone fights), and you hated/feared/scorned the kids from next road,apple raiding and general aimless activities.[^]

fmttm-nation Posted on 10/10/2010 18:55
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Every kid in the family had the same father.

crowborough81 Posted on 10/10/2010 19:34
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a tarrzie down the beck

Clive_Smith Posted on 10/10/2010 19:35
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Did no one have a Jusoda wagon come round ?

japsterboro Posted on 10/10/2010 19:38
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A pervert, dressed in a long mack, stained from the waist down who walked his dog 8 times a day.[ref]

junkyard_angel Posted on 10/10/2010 20:22
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A Sports Gazette seller who shouted "SPORTS GIZAAAAAAAAAAAYOH"

Rocky10 Posted on 10/10/2010 20:36
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A polish gadgie left over from the war.

Fish heads in the street

Ringtons

A bobby

OPEO spot on mate.

Rows of bolkes stood outside on new years eve waiting for the ICI siren to go off at 12.

Happy days

borotenerife Posted on 10/10/2010 21:06
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

during wimbledon fortnight there always a gable end that became centre court and a couple of old slazenger raquets and a bald tennis ball. i always wanted to be borg and my mate nastase but only for a fortnight then it was back to smashing my orange winfield trophy ball against the same wall til the gadgey chased us off

mickthered Posted on 10/10/2010 21:08
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Just for a minute, forget everything stressful and read
this............

Close your eyes and go back in time........

Before the Internet......
Before semi-automatics, joy riders and crack.........
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo.........
Way back.......
I'm talking about Hide and Seek in the street.
The corner shop.
Hopscotch.
Butterscotch.
Skipping.
Handstands.
Football with an old can.
Fingerbob.
Beano, Dandy, Buster, Twinkle and Dennis the menace.
Roly Poly. Hula Hoops, jumping the stream, building dams.
The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass.
Bazooka Joe bubble gum.
An ice cream cone on a warm summer night from the van that plays a tune,
Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe neapolitan or perhaps a screwball!!!!!!!.

Wait.........

Watching Saturday morning cartoons, short commercials or the flicks.
Childrens Film Foundation, The Double Deckers, Red Hand Gang, The Tomorrow People
Tiswas or SwapShop? and Why Don' t You
or staying up for Doctor Who.

When around the corner seemed far away and going into town seemed like
going somewhere.
Earwigs, wasps, stinging nettles and bee stings. White dog XXXXXX.
Sticky fingers. Playing marbles. Ball bearings. Big 'uns and
Little'uns.
Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians and Zorro. Climbing trees.
Building igloos out of snow banks.

Walking to school, no matter what the weather.
Running till you were out of breath.
Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.
Jumping on the bed.
Pillow fights. Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was
cause for giggles.
Being tired from playing........remember that?
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
Football cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
Choppers and Grifters.
Eating raw jelly. Orange squash ice pops.

Remember when.........
There were two types of trainers, girls and boys and Dunlop Green Flash -
and the only time you wore them at school was for PE.
You knew everyone in your street - and so did your parents.
It wasn't odd to have two or three 'best' friends.

You didn''t sleep awink on Christmas Eve.
When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.
When 25p was decent pocket money.
Curly Wurlys. Space Dust. Toffo's. Top Trumps.

When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny. when nearly
everyones mum was at home when the kids got there. When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.

When being sent to the head's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
Basically, we were in fear of our lives but it wasn't because of
drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs etc.

Parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! And some of us are still afraid of them.

Remember when.......Decisions were made by going Ip Dip Dog XXXXXX,
'Race Issue meant arguing about who ran the fastest. Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in Monopoly.

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was germs.
And the worst thing in your day was having to sit next to one.
it was unbelievable that 'British Bulldog 123' wasn't an Olympic
event.
Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a catapult.
Nobody was prettier than mum.
Scrapes and bruised were kissed and made better. Taking drugs meant orange flavoured aspirin.
Ice cream was considered a basic food group. Getting a foot of snow
It was a dream come true.

Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED.

Ouroboros Posted on 10/10/2010 21:36
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

I lived in Park End and Berwick Hills. Memories of the places fill me with heady Nostalgia.

In Berwick Hills, 3 doors down from us lived the McElroys, McIlroys, something like that. Good Irish Catholic family, 9 kids.

Mr McElroy would stagger home from the boozer at 11:30pm every night, and in his musical Irish lilt would bellow "Oy've told you wumman, don't leave this fóckin' troy-siccel in the path!!!". Whereupon, he would launch the offending child's toy over the privet with his boot. Our garden was full of fóckin' troy-siccels.

Dribble Posted on 10/10/2010 21:54
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A posh family whos mother ran the grattans catologue

PinkPonce Posted on 10/10/2010 21:56
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A lad about 5 years older who used to come outside when you were playing footy to show off with a few tricks ...

PP ... x

Dribble Posted on 10/10/2010 22:12
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

someones dad who would join in your game of 25aside ,pi$$ed on the way back from the club

Smoggie_On_Tyne Posted on 10/10/2010 22:12
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a 3 legged dog

Dribble Posted on 10/10/2010 22:17
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A bus shelter that reeked of pi$$

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 11/10/2010 02:43
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Three or four kids who came back out after tea with two little orange tomato soup lines on their faces, one on either side of their mouths.

we_shall_be Posted on 11/10/2010 03:14
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

reading this thread it brings back so many good memories every post brings back something, well done PP for starting it.

i suppose the young uns reading it will think we are nutter, but we had a great time

northseatiger Posted on 11/10/2010 03:55
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Getting a clip round the ear of a copper who then took you home to get a bigger hidding of your dad

joseph99 Posted on 11/10/2010 08:20
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

frontline football hooligans

a packed fish and chip shop

a dog that followed you around

someone who had an massive birds egg collection

People with pigeons






r00fie Posted on 11/10/2010 08:29
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A working mens club where you had a "meat draw" on saturday night and a crap band on satda night in the concert room.

junkyard_angel Posted on 11/10/2010 08:40
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A kid that would pick dog poo up and run after you.

bungydinsdale Posted on 11/10/2010 08:41
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a sense of community...
and the perv on blue hall was percy pig,until he got busted with one of the kids and while he was in the cop shop somebody burgled his house and had a jumble sale in his garden and sold all his stuff...and gave all the money to the kid's family

Rodders_T Posted on 11/10/2010 09:08
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A tupperware lady

Manfriday Posted on 11/10/2010 10:02
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Community spirit

Dribble Posted on 11/10/2010 10:15
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

the annual club trip to Seaton Carew or flamingo land,10 double decker bus loads of estate kids on one big jolly.50p in your pocket and a big bag of sweets at the end,oh the joys of The Brambles Farm Social club outing.

Afonso Posted on 11/10/2010 10:23
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A red phone box

Numerous shops

Some old codger who would threaten to put a knofe through your ball if it went in his garden again.

Rocky10 Posted on 11/10/2010 10:33
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Milk on the doorstep

Insurance and pools men that came to your door

Door to door bloke with his knife sharpening tool

Dribble Posted on 11/10/2010 10:42
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Coalman,Rag and Bone man complete with horse and cart.Election vans with loudspeakers on the top.

Dribble Posted on 11/10/2010 10:43
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Bee-Line and Kings coaches

floosh Posted on 11/10/2010 11:15
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

The lemonade 'pop' van........and then taking the empty bottles to the local shops to get 10p back

timfranco Posted on 11/10/2010 11:59
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

10 skinheads

Rocky10 Posted on 11/10/2010 13:10
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A glue sniffer called brain damage

discodennis Posted on 11/10/2010 13:23
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a piece of land with a sign saying

McLovin Posted on 11/10/2010 13:31
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a p1ssy george who shagged his dog and got it pregnant so he had to put it down.. or a mad mabel who had nets up in her garden to catch you if you tried to get your ball back! aaaah grangetown ;) i bloody loved it!

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 11/10/2010 13:33
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A version of 'The Addams Family', whose house everyone used to throw stuff at.

TeessideSeasider Posted on 11/10/2010 15:17
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Kids playing in the street with marbles - in various formats - blobbers/cracky blobbers/steelies...

Bikes made out of other bikes - complete with cowhorn handlebars

A local plod who everyone knew (ours was Bedford [:D])

When there was building work going on - there was always a "woggie" (night watchman)who gave us a good chase !

Fish n chip van

Juvenile Jazz Bands

Trips to Scarborough/Filey organised by "the club"

Dads coming home from ICI in their black donkey jackets with orange band round

A house to definately go to on Halloween with your turnip - and one to definately avoid !


ccole Posted on 11/10/2010 15:29
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A pack of dogs roaming around when one of the local bitch's was on heat.

TenPints Posted on 11/10/2010 15:34
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A local slag , who was partial to the odd finger or two ...ha ha [^]

King_Ricard Posted on 11/10/2010 15:42
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Ranji's Mobile shop, when it was an old knackered Ambulance with all of his wares written on the side in black paint.

"Fags"
"Condoms"
"Bread"
"Milk"
"Bog Roll"

PinkPonce Posted on 11/10/2010 15:46
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Ranjis ... [:D][^]

Ricard, were you a West Lane, Whinney Banks, Linthorpe or Acklam lad by any chance ... ?

PP ... x

King_Ricard Posted on 11/10/2010 15:46
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

hahah how did you guess?

upthechels Posted on 11/10/2010 15:49
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Man Utd and Liverpool fans.

yellowkinkyboots Posted on 11/10/2010 15:56
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Half a pound of stone gravel in your knees from sliding tackles in the playground and dettol on cotton wool to help pick it out in the bath. Tarzies over the beck, long walks to the launderette until my dad got a job on the rigs and we got twin tub, black and white telly and TV repair men. Grey school shorts until you were 11 and blue legs in the winter. Flying chalk and board rubbers and smacks across the knuckles with the edge of a wooden ruler.
Happy days!!

PinkPonce Posted on 11/10/2010 17:02
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Ricard, I made Ranji a very rich man over the years [:D] ...

PP ... x

upthechels Posted on 11/10/2010 17:06
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A copper on a bike

ExiledInBolton Posted on 11/10/2010 17:10
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Grinding poverty

yozzer_hughes Posted on 11/10/2010 17:23
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Holidaying at either Butlins Filey or Primrose valley [^]

Wisie Posted on 11/10/2010 17:28
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Using the yellow pages on top of a roller skate and thinking it was the best skateboard in the world

Always one older bloke you used to hang around the younger ones!!!?????????

Chopper bikes with wellington boots

Wisie Posted on 11/10/2010 17:31
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

and of course, that one posh family that had stone cladding on their house

God, i'm 47 but just remembered my happiest days

Borrowing 2p to ring your mum

ps -always skint

Gibsons_Parmo Posted on 11/10/2010 17:33
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

The one kid in the street that was always bullied and snowballs pelted his house after watching his mam and dad go out.
A screwball from the ice cream man just for the chewy.
The angry old miserable man that wouldnt give you the ball back and in later years regret it after numerous eggs sent towards the windows.

London_Boro Posted on 11/10/2010 17:33
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Old bits of torn up porno mags in the bushes at the back of the field.

London_Boro Posted on 11/10/2010 17:35
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A ramp to jump on your bike in the middle of a street made from an old bit of wood and some housebricks.

WestStandGeorge Posted on 11/10/2010 17:35
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

No HOUSING ESTATE was EVER a KID

London_Boro Posted on 11/10/2010 17:42
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

The lad who used to copy Spectrum games for everyone.

boro-exile Posted on 11/10/2010 19:13
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Some old bloke who always shouted 'i know who you are and i know where you live' as you ran off after knocking on his door...

raglasher Posted on 11/10/2010 20:26
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Ringworm head painted with blue unction

raglasher Posted on 11/10/2010 20:28
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Rickets and not the footballer

garethsnose Posted on 11/10/2010 20:38
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a bike tyre over the lampost
and pair of trainers on the telephone line

Dribble Posted on 11/10/2010 20:44
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Head lice and scabies

joseph99 Posted on 11/10/2010 20:44
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A used condom full of semen that was kicked around and jeered at.

upthechels Posted on 11/10/2010 20:49
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A 'Johnny' where I come from [:D]

The_same_as_before Posted on 11/10/2010 20:50
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Someone buying Cigarette coupons

Clive_Smith Posted on 11/10/2010 20:50
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Houses.

And that Sir is a tonne.

C_S

x

Ghost_of_Sparta Posted on 11/10/2010 20:52
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

R.I.P Ranji. Found in his van, Strawberry sauce and hundreds and thousands everywhere.... He topped himself.
His 20p singles were lifesavers, and his 5p paintbrush lollies. I must have licked over 500 of those when stoned.

A bloke with a hand pump for your balls and bike tyres.

Ghost_of_Sparta Posted on 11/10/2010 20:53
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Oh, and on the topic of "Iceys"... Jimmy off Riverside ices has worn the same jumper for over 17 years.

joseph99 Posted on 11/10/2010 21:03
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

"a bike tyre over the lampost"

hats off, that is a fantastic memory

Some lad you knew of always had a load of uncles when he had no Dad around!

Pubs had an integral off license, entrance was usually a side door. And people (usually dutiful wives) taking empty lowcocks lemonade bottle and filling them with a few pints.


wheater_is_a_codhead Posted on 11/10/2010 21:07
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Nitnoo who has just died and toffee dabs on a Sunday before waltons

piston_broke Posted on 11/10/2010 21:13
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Walking to Berwick Hills baths on a saturday where the pally park scruffy gits got there weekly wash[;)]

Only_Me Posted on 11/10/2010 21:26
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Every street used to have a mad old woman who would shout at you for nothing, then tell your parents you had been naughty so that you'd get a good hiding for nothing.


Who mentioned Dettol on scraped knees?
I laugh in the face of your Dettol and raise you a liberal amount of iodine poured straight onto the cut. [:O][xx(][sad][cr]

There was always a kid who whatever the season had two green candlesticks oozing from his nose ( It was always a boy [:P] )

Did everyone else have a family of gingers, on their road that no one would bother with?

joseph99 Posted on 11/10/2010 21:29
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

People complaining about the noise from all the clackers!

loftusloyal Posted on 11/10/2010 21:34
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

a kid whos dad was dead,a kid who ate worms,slugs etc ,a lass who let everyone have a feel,a family that had 6 dogs and whose house stunk ,a woman who used to scrub the pavement clean outside her front door ,a family who had a 3 wheeler diabled carrige ,the type you used to see parked around the edge of some football pitches ,the kid who used to get a good hiding every night off his dad .

GGGG Posted on 11/10/2010 21:39
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Bramble bushes.
Use to make a cracking Bramble pie from the brambles in Saltersgill [^]

Ants, my back garden was full of Ants.

FraudManager Posted on 11/10/2010 21:45
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Joseph99, was thinking the same about the integrated offies, I grew up on Hardwick and the Falcon had exactly that, hadnt tought about it from that day to this, but u r bang right! As a kid u could buy crisps in there, bloody hell memories!

FraudManager Posted on 11/10/2010 21:48
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Police Houses on Council estates....

Neils van on Hardwick

oldsmoggie Posted on 11/10/2010 21:50
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

my mam swilled her path every week, nowt wrong with that just shows standards thats all

loftusloyal Posted on 11/10/2010 21:51
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

the provvy woman,a man with one leg ,

TeessideSeasider Posted on 11/10/2010 21:57
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Neils van? Cant remember that one mate but i can remember Georges big blue bus doing the rounds

And those light blue "Hills" bakers vans with steps up the back for customers to enter and buy (vanilla slices and milk for me and our kid)

PinkPonce Posted on 11/10/2010 22:18
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Thanks for hitting the 100th run Clive ...

A house with green metal shutters (for those born without a silver spoon like me) ...

A drunk bloke who'd always try and join in the footy on his way home from the boozer ...

PP ... x

yellowkinkyboots Posted on 11/10/2010 22:52
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

The man who used to come round collecting the pools money, man with a brush and a cart sweeping the streets, milk men, rag and bone men, coal men…is it any wonder there are over 3M unemployed??

r00fie Posted on 11/10/2010 23:17
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Some jobless mother who sold Avon and had Tupperware parties[rle]

Hapas Posted on 11/10/2010 23:43
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Finding a dead cat in the bushes after making a camp

Mammoth games of Foxes and Hounds

Football on the green every night

Mud-balling peoples windows

Hide n' seek and then all leg it and meet up somewhere else when the lad who no-one likes is on

A time and a place where all fights happened

red_rebel Posted on 11/10/2010 23:50
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Active lifelong members of the Labour Party.

picol Posted on 12/10/2010 08:27
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

the local overly-religious woman. she would give you dogs abuse for knocking on her door on Halloween, thus providing all the motivation you needed to do it

the d1ckhead who was a few years older than you and thought he was rock hard for pushing you around, even though he was twice your size

the lad who would try everything possible before looking for a pass when playing football

"your spot" for hiding when you played hide-and-seek

The_same_as_before Posted on 12/10/2010 08:39
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

No one in Berwick Hills sold Tupperware. Playing on the roofs of Norfolk Shops, and a Duncans shop.

Libbins Posted on 12/10/2010 09:02
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A bloke renting videos out the back if his van; or a "video man"

A "haunted" house where "someone was murdered a long, long time ago"

Manny-Being-Manny Posted on 12/10/2010 10:26
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Mattress in the front garden.
Door number painted 3 foot high on the side wall.
Washing machine outside house.

Hapas Posted on 12/10/2010 14:12
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A swarthy looking scruffy family who all wore clothes that had gone out of fashion 10 years ago

FFSBoro Posted on 12/10/2010 14:54
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

The Pools man and a Lowcocks lemonade lorry[smi]

plazmuh Posted on 12/10/2010 15:02
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Playing and cadging fags outside the Eagle

Libbins Posted on 12/10/2010 15:03
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

the cocky kid who'd get a black eye every 6 months

charlie_amer_fanclub Posted on 12/10/2010 15:19
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

mischeif night!

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 12/10/2010 15:24
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A sticker in the window with a picture of a rabid looking German Shepherd and the words 'I Live Here' underneath it.

WoodallServices Posted on 12/10/2010 15:56
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A plastic ICI binbag as a sledge that you grabbed at the first sign of snow.

Manny-Being-Manny Posted on 12/10/2010 16:31
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Kids with lolly sticks in the brakes on their push bikes.

PinkPonce Posted on 12/10/2010 16:47
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

An ice patch on your road in the winter, created by pouring a bucket of cold water on it the night before a frost ...

PP ... x

sasboro1 Posted on 12/10/2010 16:59
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

an old capri

vambo Posted on 12/10/2010 17:03
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

the pennya ride man
toffe apples my gran made getting chased of barmy loo from thornaby baths to the jollies life in the crescent was hard but absolute brill all for 1 and fcuk the rest

Clive_Smith Posted on 12/10/2010 17:52
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

"toffe apples my gran made getting chased of barmy loo".

Strikes me that not EVERY housing estate was lucky enough to benefit from this nutritious treat ?

garethsnose Posted on 12/10/2010 18:50
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

V11 daubed on the house wall in white paint.

joseph99 Posted on 12/10/2010 19:00
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

Someone who thought they p issed in a different pot to everyone else even though they lived in a council house in the middle of Berwick Hills.

r00fie Posted on 12/10/2010 19:29
Things that EVERY HOUSING estate HAD as a KID ...

A scruffy front garden with a Volvo and a tranny van on bricks, covered in plastic sheeting, that flapped in the wind.