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Bah, humbug

SNT banner from Met site.jpgOur SNT sergeant, Cliff Elam, has just sent round an electronic version of this poster, see below. Follow this link to get a full size version.

Met's Halloween Poster

For more information from the Police follow this link.

Elsewhere on the Met website they say:

As a rule if children are old enough to trick or treat on their own, they are too old to do it.

Quite. Although my wife is American I think trick or treating is a naff American import that only started off when we saw ET in the cinema in 1982. Halloween was not marked at all when I was a kid in the 70s.

I will be putting up the poster in my window at the end of the month. After all we don’t want to do anything to encourage obesity do we. Then again maybe if the kids walk around all night and come across enough of these signs they will get the exercise without the sweets so they will have the best of both worlds.

4 replies on “Bah, humbug”

Lets hope Sgt Elam is rolling back the years for Northfield SNT – not only to be the safest ward in the Borough of Ealing, but to be as safe as it was ten years ago! (or 20, 30, 40)
Preventative and relaxed foot patrols, so badly missing in many suburbs, will restore residents morale and faith in local policing.

Iain,

You are 10 years younger than me. Did they have trick or treating in your day in Chiswick. Am I right about it dating back to 1982?

I *think* I must have been about 9 or 10 when I first did it, so that makes it 1980/1. A lot of people didn’t know what trick or treat was when we first showed up. One nasty lady came out and twisted one of the girl’s arms badly after she put shaving foam on her door! Otherwise it was a lot of fun.

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