Hallowe'en in Brockley


'Flying Brockzilla' - by Asad


Last year, we didn't get a single Trick or Treater. This year, we haven't had any of the premature visits from costumeless chancers that we used to expect in our old neighbourhood.

Is that a reflection of the fact that families have been crowded out by professional couples or that Brockley's yummy mummies are frightened to let their kids out after dark, lest they encounter kids who consider hoods normal daywear?


In any case, we're not complaining, just curious. In the absence of monstrous kids, the Brockzilla project has provided plenty of local scares, as a quick visit to Howard's site will show.


There's also an honorary contribution to the pantheon of Brockley horrors by the Deptford Dame, whose ungodly creation can be found here, if you dare...



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

we always get trick or treaters - not many .. and some have been somewhat suspect in the past - thinking in particular of the six footer with a mask covering his whole face. Not joking. This year we've had two sets so far. The first consisted of two females - who i thought a little old for this sort of thing, and the second was a very young boy with his Mum. I gather Telegraph Hill has a much more established trick or treat tradition. More family house I guess than brock conservation.

Monkeyboy said...

Like to see the little scamps try and get a treat at the end of Upper Brockly Road. 5 grammes of charlie and some skunk......

Ade said...

just had my first set of trick or treaters - 2 sweet boys who said thank you after taking two chocolates each - bless:)

Luke said...

We got a brace of well turned out scamps, all accompanied by proud glowing parents. They were very pleased to dive into our pot of e-number-loaded sweets rather than the world's stinkiest chevre we bought earlier from Augustin.

Good on 'em...

Monkeyboy said...

I had a couple of tricksters drop by. They interupted me slaughtering a chicken so I could offer it's still beating heart to Satan.

Lets just say they won't be needing THEIR chocolates tonight....

Bea said...

First set were a sweet pair of little witches with their Mummy who wished us a Happy Halloween very politely. My 4 year old was so excited handing out his sweets - he's not normally that generous!

The next lot were hoodies - so a lot scarier - but said thank you politely anyway!

Monkeyboy said...

I disconnected my doorbell so I could sit in front of the telly undisturbed, like the miserable old bastard I am.

Left the house this morning to find an egg smashed on my front door.

Think I'll buy an air gun for next year.....can you tell I don't have kids?

Anonymous said...

shot guns are much more effective. particularly at close range...

Brockley Nick said...

I'm not sure this current line of conversation is in the spirit of our new code of conduct?!

Hugh said...

They had the temerity to come up the garden path and ring the doorbell last night. I was upstairs in the study contemplating the heavens to Bach. Bach won.

creepylesbo said...

Yes, I got home late and there was an older gang around pestering people. I had a similar bunch last year who didn't even bother to dress up, so I don't make a point of answering my door unless I can see from the window they are young enough to be trick or treating and have an adult with them. I heard them shouting '**** this, let's go to the pub instead' and just thought 'If you're old enough to try and get into a pub, you're too old for trick or treating'.

And I know the feeling, monkeyboy - my door has been egged before without them even bothering to ring the bell to find out if they'd be rejected or not.

Do people have a policy on times? I'd be more inclined to open my door before 7.00pm but after that it tends to be the older kids making trouble and just trying to get money/sweets without even bothering to have a costume etc.

Brockley Jon said...

Sitting in front of My Name is Earl with the lights off seemed to fool the trick or treaters into not stopping by. Shame. Yes, creepylesbo (how ironic), I have had the old plain clothes brigade stop by (last year). Seems one lousy "Scream" mask between the group buys you free chocolate round here.

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