Your childhood memories of autumn?
FlamedToACrisp · 05/06/2020 14:06
My family history includes writing my memoirs of childhood, season by season... what do you recall most vividly about autumn in your childhood?
Theforest · 06/06/2020 15:28
Conkers, chapped legs , over the knee socks, fireworks in the garden, penny for the guy, coal fires.
EnlightenedOwl · 06/06/2020 15:33
Dark nights often foggy and smell of burning(bonfires?) Piles and piles of leaves for kicking our way through
MGMidget · 06/06/2020 15:37
Going in search of conkers with my family, watching fireworks displays (both the group ones which I remember for being cold and raining with lots of waiting around at times and sometimes home displays in the backgarden where I remember the tension and fear when my Dad went to light each firework!
fallfallfall · 06/06/2020 15:40
Back to school shopping, the beautiful evenings, perfect outdoor temperatures to play out in, jump rope hours and hours of skipping.
BlessYourCottonSocks · 06/06/2020 15:48
My grandma scrunching through leaves. She loved Autumn. My father making bonfire toffee - probably the only cooking he ever did.
Hermanhessescat · 07/06/2020 08:18
Definitely kicking through crisp then damp soggy leaves , a welcome misty coolness after the hot summer, an imperceptible anticipation of the new season to come and as a child knowing that christmas was round the corner, this feeling that everything was slowly going to sleep in readiness for winter, mischevious night on the 4th nov then bonfire night with baked potatoes and chewy sweet parkin. Autumn 's my favourite season
AConvivialHost · 07/06/2020 08:52
My favourite season - Harvest festival, conkers, the annual trip to Blackpool lights for my birthday, singing Autumn Days in assembly, toffee apples/bobbing for Bonfire Night, breathing out plumes of white 'smoke' on that first chilly morning.
FlamedToACrisp · 07/06/2020 23:50
What is Mischievous Night? Never heard of that!
Hermanhessescat · 10/06/2020 08:16
@FlamedToACrisp mischievous night is a northern maybe uniquely Yorkshire thing where local children would do vaguely mischievous things like knocking on doors and running off definitely was a thing in 70s Leeds and earlier !
FlamedToACrisp · 10/06/2020 21:18
Can't believe I hadn't heard of it... but I am a southerner!
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