Author Topic: Ernie the knifegrinder  (Read 4031 times)


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Ernie the knifegrinder
« 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.


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Re: Ernie the knifegrinder
« Reply #1 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
« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 01:04:32 PM by Frank (hutchsky) »
Born 1942 at Farnbrough Hospital Kent now living in Rockingham WA been in OZ since 1968. Ex Durham Hill School left 1957 lived at 84 Keedonwood Road 1948-1960