Friday 11 December 2009 6.42pm
Yet again, Jan, you've hit my old memory button.
'Uncles' we used to call it. My old nan lived her last few years with a curtain ring on her finger, because she'd lost her wedding ring in pawn. Happy days! I remember the pawn shop in the Walworth Road
when I was a kid. You would not believe the amount of demob suits hanging in the window! As gavin says,
'One of those things that has to be done.'
I read somewhere that the symbol of the pawn shop, the three golden balls, represent the three bags of gold St Nicholas, (the patron saint of pawnbrokers,) gave to the three maidens to save them from a life of prostitution. I prefer the other version....You've got one chance in three of three of getting your stuff back!