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to think my Dad is totally wrong to say...

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Convict224 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:48:26

...he is going to Blanket Street at bedtime ?

It's Bedfordshire. Via the Wooden Hill.


Cbh1978 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:50:00

Eh? All very clear. :-)

MammaTJ Tue 27-Nov-12 21:50:49

Aw, that reminds me of my dear Grandad!!

bruffin Tue 27-Nov-12 21:51:47

No it's up the apple and pears to Bedfordshire.wink

CasperGutman Tue 27-Nov-12 21:52:25

Takes me back. My gran would always say someone was "going up Wooden Hill to Blanket Fair".

whois Tue 27-Nov-12 21:52:27

It's Bedfordshire. Via the Wooden Hill

^ This

Fakebook Tue 27-Nov-12 21:53:32

No, it's going to sleep.

juedanlil Tue 27-Nov-12 21:53:52

Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire Xx

WorraLiberty Tue 27-Nov-12 21:54:34

OMG I can't stop laughing at the fact this thread title is right about another, so the front page reads....

"to think my Dad is totally wrong to say..."

"Help, I've lost my mooncup!"


No-one wants to hear that from their Dad grin

WorraLiberty Tue 27-Nov-12 21:54:47

*above another

MrsKwazii Tue 27-Nov-12 21:55:27

Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire is what I've always heard.

That and holidaying in Windowsill Bay grin

DrinkFeckArseGirls Tue 27-Nov-12 21:56:45

Is it some fucking game no one knows a out apart from speshul few? <not happy today>

PortBlacksandCheeseBoard Tue 27-Nov-12 21:56:50

My Grandma used to say she'd been to 'ourgate' on her hols (i.e. nowhere)

CunningPlan Tue 27-Nov-12 21:59:00

It's Bedfordshire. As any fule know.

Where the hell is Blanket Street? Unles it's in Bedforshire?

pointythings Tue 27-Nov-12 22:01:15

Wooden hill. Bedfordshire. Every time. And I live in East Anglia, so I should know.

SantasComingFace Tue 27-Nov-12 22:03:32

If you ask my grandad where he's going he always says

'there and back to see how far it is'

I love funny old sayings grin

CheerMum Tue 27-Nov-12 22:04:54

Another vote for up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire. My mum was pretty dodgy in the maternal stakes but this phrase brings warm memories.

Blanket street? But we have duvets!

SantasComingFace Tue 27-Nov-12 22:05:18

And 'shut the door it's coming through the window'


grovel Tue 27-Nov-12 22:06:54

Retired RAF officer neighbour says he is "going to climb to three feet and level out".

PortBlacksandCheeseBoard Tue 27-Nov-12 22:07:15

Also from DGrandma ... "i can't do that ... i've got a bone in my leg" grin

JeanLouiseFinch Tue 27-Nov-12 22:07:18

Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire.

Gooeyhead Tue 27-Nov-12 22:10:24

I always say... Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire, down sheet lane, to blanket fair!!!!! I really don't know where I heard it first, my parents say they've never said, I just started saying it one night as a child (must have heard it somewhere!!!) smile

CoolaSchmoola Tue 27-Nov-12 22:13:47

Apples and Pears here - no Bedfordshire (or anywhere else).

CoolaSchmoola Tue 27-Nov-12 22:15:50

My Gran always used to say "Put t'wood in t'ole" - shut the door grin.

BitchyHen Tue 27-Nov-12 22:21:10

My Grandad used to say "Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire, you'll be asleep in two shakes of a lamb's tail"

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