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Sydney_Iron 7:21 Sat Nov 5
Penny for the Guy?
5th November today, anyone else do this as a kid? I remember making a couple of quid one year, me and my mates were well happy, a copy of Beano and Shoot each and Crisps, Tizer and Curly Wurlys all round……..

Does it even happen anymore?

Heard a few councils banned it in the late 90,s, decided it was begging and dangerous unless supervised as kiddies may get mugged for the take! But expect the modern day yoof would turn there nose up not least as it involves making something and no internet, then I expect the diversity and margilisation of minorities and general wokey would be problematic for others not to mention any OH&S worries from the cotton wool wrapping parents

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Hammer and Pickle 8:31 Wed Nov 9
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Just tasted some - this definitely won't last into the new year :) Can heartily recommend the recipe.

Nurse Ratched 8:12 Wed Nov 9
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Don't blame you! My advice is use it up quickly. Don't keep it for another year.

Hammer and Pickle 8:10 Wed Nov 9
Re: Penny for the Guy?
So the mincemeat is now into its second hour in the big caste-iron pot. The whole house smells of Christmas. Will add the booze nice and late though I have to admit to chickening out a bit and only using half the amount of beef required in the recipe.

Nurse Ratched 7:19 Sun Nov 6
Re: Penny for the Guy?
For some extraordinary reason, my hand slipped as I was adding the brandy...

ironsofcanada 2:32 Sun Nov 6
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Alfs

My brother-in-law is butchering our lamb this week.

I will probably get him to set aside a beef tongue for our mincemeat as well. Can get for it for next to free.

Hammer and Pickle 12:18 Sun Nov 6
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Best thing about this was the rivalry between local bonfire interests adding real spice to the actual evening.

I remember this distinctly - didn't someone even write a short story about it?

Tomshardware 10:09 Sun Nov 6
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Growing up in the 80's this was still very much still a thing. Me and some mates once went door to door with our guy, got told to sling our hooks by some but must have made a few quid as we had a load of fireworks that year.

Nurse Ratched 8:21 Sun Nov 6
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Alfs

Traditionally, yes.


Not in mine!

GoalLazio 3:35 Sun Nov 6
Re: Penny for the Guy?
You’ll be the first to hang Pickle….

Hammer and Pickle 1:46 Sun Nov 6
Re: Penny for the Guy?
I'll bet you go around pilfering old peoples fridges and stoves.

GoalLazio 1:38 Sun Nov 6
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Start up Penny for the illegal immigrant. Kids make some dough and some sponging illegal is cremated. Win win

Alfs 12:57 Sun Nov 6
Re: Penny for the Guy?
FMOB. I never knew MEAT is/was used in Xmas Mincemeat

Far Cough 11:10 Sat Nov 5
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Bullet, the trick is to hold them right on the tip

Well that's what they told me.

I'm typing this with my headwand

Bullet 10:38 Sat Nov 5
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Always remembered cycling back over the park was about 9 when a gang of kids cornered me told me to hold a banger in my right hand until it went off while they lit it, otherwise they would kick the shit out of me and take my bike 70s bangers size of a stick of rock. I'm typing with my left hand if you're wondering.

charleyfarley 8:06 Sat Nov 5
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Outside the Nott in Custom House most used to give, and fireworks were much more dangerous then 'mates' used to put penny bangers that were lit ready to go off in your coat pocket, my mate was at a fireworks and a Roman Candle or something similar landed on his chest and made an absolute mess of his chest

Stepney.Ammer 7:48 Sat Nov 5
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Chevy

I used to do penny for the guy in the exactly same place in the late 80s / early 90s!

I take it you're talking about the row of shops just down from the Peacock?

MaryMillingtonsGhost 7:45 Sat Nov 5
Re: Penny for the Guy?
Never really been that interested in, quite literally, burning money.
However used to PFTG in Chrisp Street market in Poplar, mid 70's.
Parents found out and offered me either a box of fireworks or a Jacks if I stopped.
Naturally took the fiver.
Thank you Guido.

ironsofcanada 7:35 Sat Nov 5
Re: Penny for the Guy?
arsene york-hunt 6:13 Sat Nov 5

In a quick look I found a reference to someone being burned "in effigy like Guy Fawkes" in 1798.

from

Reflections on the Surgeon's Bill
In Answer to Three Pamphlets in Defense of that Bill
by 1st Baron Thurlow.

WHU(Exeter) 7:34 Sat Nov 5
Re: Penny for the Guy?
A surname like Glasse, even back then you’d think, nah, she’s going to do something ‘good for us’ and minimalistic. You’d want a bit more meat thrown into recipes to replace the root vegetables that Glasse would want to fill your gullet with.

ironsofcanada 7:30 Sat Nov 5
Re: Penny for the Guy?
WHU(Exeter) 6:42 Sat Nov 5

Ha.

WHU(Exeter) 6:30 Sat Nov 5

She was pretty unknown, the real "celebrity chef" of that century was Hannah Glasse. And by celebrity I mean people just printed cookery recipes and put her name on them so they would sell.

Nurse Ratched 6:48 Sat Nov 5
Re: Penny for the Guy?
"She probably had a bit of a reputation, back in the early celebrity chef times."


https://youtu.be/NiC679ASOyA


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