So did anyone clap in your street last night?

(92 Posts)
JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 08-Jan-21 19:23:07

I did look for a thread on this and couldn't see one.

Quite a few people in our street joined in the clapping in March, but last night you could have heard a pin drop grin Any die hard clappers out there, or has it fizzled out?

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ivykaty44 Fri 08-Jan-21 19:24:50

no idea

it was freezing all day yesterday and I doubt anyone went outside in the evening.

Aren't many NHS workers against this?

Comefromaway Fri 08-Jan-21 19:25:51

No. It was pitch black & freezing cold.

HedgieHog Fri 08-Jan-21 19:26:20

Absolutely not, there was a thread last night, nobody did it going by the negative comments

dewisant2020 Fri 08-Jan-21 19:27:04

No one did it my street

CormoranStrike Fri 08-Jan-21 19:28:25

Nope; pardon the pun, but it’s a clapped out idea which the key workers don’t value.

DrMadelineMaxwell Fri 08-Jan-21 19:30:21

No. DH told me he'd heard that the woman who'd called for us to restart clapping hadn't even done it as she'd had too much vitriol on social media for suggesting it. Not sure if that's right.


redfernsydney Fri 08-Jan-21 19:31:20


LindaEllen Fri 08-Jan-21 19:32:52

I've no idea, I was in the shower. I'm not doing it because I've seen several key workers asking us not to, as they prefer us to stay home safe.

I will do what helps them the most. Clapping is not it.

ComDummings Fri 08-Jan-21 19:33:48

No 😂 there were loads last year, even some banging pots and pans. But nothing yesterday.

TheFlis12345 Fri 08-Jan-21 19:35:10

Didn’t hear a single person here (west London).

Peanutbutteryogurt Fri 08-Jan-21 19:36:53

No, thank god. In the first lockdown a neighbour used to come out and play somewhere over the rainbow on a trumpet while everyone clapped. Not long after wed got our toddler to sleep. We never took part in the first place tbh, our neighbours probably think we're evil!

ShitUsername Fri 08-Jan-21 19:38:41

Only the one here - and it wasn’t me!

SciFiScream Fri 08-Jan-21 19:38:54

Nope. Pitch black and -4°c last night never mind the wind chill factor. Brrrrrr

Grooticle Fri 08-Jan-21 19:39:17

Nope. There’s been lots of people sharing on social media that doctors and nurses don’t want people to do it.

ChrisPriss Fri 08-Jan-21 19:41:40

Judgmental neighbour sent a call to arms in the street WhatsApp group mid afternoon, no one replied, they clapped alone in the snow.

Worst Fri 08-Jan-21 19:42:32

No. Not since I understood how devaluing people found it.

DrDreReturns Fri 08-Jan-21 19:43:22

I had a peep out the window and no one was doing it. It was probably too cold!

BalladOfBarryAndFreda Fri 08-Jan-21 19:43:23

Nope. No mention of it on our die-hard, competitively over helpful community board either

AuntieStella Fri 08-Jan-21 19:43:35


If I'd heard anything I'd probably have gone out to join in, in a fit of neighbourliness, but zilch

StillGoingToWork Fri 08-Jan-21 19:45:46

I was at work and heard no clapping. DD confirmed no clapping at home either.

FreshFreesias Fri 08-Jan-21 19:46:07

I’d rather clap for those whose lives and businesses have been destroyed by lockdown - the pub owners, those in hospitality etc

user1471565182 Fri 08-Jan-21 19:55:55

Saw somebody moaning on the local group that they went out to clap with food to share with the whole street ffs but nobody else came out. They couldnt see how this could be an issue.

CarryOnFestiveNamechanging Fri 08-Jan-21 19:57:17


Starlightstarbright1 Fri 08-Jan-21 20:02:06

Nope on the same day government announced pay freeze for nhs staff - pretty hollow wouldn't it be

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