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Forums => Notable Downham Residents (past and present!) => Topic started by: jim on March 22, 2012, 08:21:11 PM

Title: Ernie the knifegrinder
Post by: jim on March 22, 2012, 08:21:11 PM
Does anyone remember Ernie the knifegrinder, i used to help him when he showed up in
downham during the '60s, we would travel all over the estate knocking on doors, and he would sharpen knives, scissors and even those old push lawnmowers, for a knife he would charge one shilling and out of that he would give us threepence, hatchets, axes i think he charged 2 bob, and we got a tanner, sometimes he would stay a few days and move on to another district, i think he lived in Deptford at that big Doss house on the corner of the
high street.

Jim

Title: Re: Ernie the knifegrinder
Post by: Frank (hutchsky) on March 26, 2012, 08:45:10 AM
Hi Jim welcome, I do remember the knifegrinder, crossed paths, I worked for Brownie the greengrocer, also going all over the estate, we got in each others way at times that would have been around 1956-57