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    I lived in Greta Street in the Dingle (just off High Park Street) burning Judas was very common !, yet when we moved to Aigburth no one had heard of it.I was quite nice to have two occasions in a year when we would all gather around a bommy !


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    I'd never heard of it before until it was mentioned here on the forum some time ago. (I live in Anfield).

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    Default Judas burning

    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    I lived in Greta Street in the Dingle (just off HigPark Street) burning Judas was very common !, yet when we moved to Aigburth no one had heard of it.I was quite nice to have two occasions in a year when we would all gather around a bommy !
    I've always tried to tell people about Judas burning in Liverpool but fellow scousers thought I was slightly insane!! I lived in High Park Street (between Greta Street and Ouse Street and all my brothers used to "play Judas" as they called it. They were often chased by the police in the early hours of Good Friday morning and would run into somebody's backyard and lock the door.On one occasion the lad whos backyard was chosen was a bit slow and was left hammering on the door. Happy days.

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    How nice to hear from someone else who remembers this event !, did you live by Monaghans the sweet/paper shop ?I probably passed your house lots of times, on my way home from St Silas, I lived next to the diary (by the entry) in Greta Street.

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    There is a book about customs of Britain and it is mentioned - only know to be done in Dingle particularly around the Holy Land, Moses Street, David Street etc..

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