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I vaguely remember sumat about 'a lump of coal'.......being taken to a neighbour on NYE for luck ? anyone else remember this ?

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Sod the New Year...another night of BANG bloody BANG and a dog shaking with fear.

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Same here since 5 this evening. No dog here, but I heard those of some neighbours barking with fright.

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God, it's like the bleddy Alamo here !

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Yes, I was trained to do first footing by my first wife's parents.  They were Geordies.  Ahhh! the days of youth.  Tonight I hope to be tucked up in me little bed by midnight.  Hopefully sleeping if a bunch of idiots are not shooting off fireworks and guns. :Shock:

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A few distant fireworks here. The cats exchanged a knowing look. Stupid, noisy humans at it again! Then they went back to sleep! 

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Poor old Jake was trembling.   Bailey, being Bailey opens one sleepy eye and then goes back to sleep.

 

Dave mutters unkind remarks about placing a firework where the sun don't shine.

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Started the year off as we mean to go on Mrs Red kicked off with Nottm green cab taxi driver number 122 wanted £30 from Maid Marion Way to Crown Island, remenbered why I voted BREXIT .....        2018 will be great HNY all x 

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Happy New Year to all !

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Benjamin, I remember the lump of coal, and was it also a piece of bread.?   Maybe to symbolise t h e household always having something to eat and a warm house? These were brought into the house by a dark haired person.

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I think it was a tall dark stranger he had to be the first over the threshold holding

a lump  of coal a tot of whisky and some bread.

Now days you would phone the Police because a drunk holding a rock was banging on your door.

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We were doing it wrong then.  I was not tall, just average.  Not dark.  I was a sort of Beagle colour.  I was definitely no stranger.  Further to all that I really didn't want to do it.  It was cold and dark.  ;)

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If I remember correctly the custom was called 'first footing'

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