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tigerpussycats

25th January 2013, 09:45
Which seaside resort did cockneys refer to as Mud Island in late 19th century?
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rosalind

25th January 2013, 09:49
I think Hayling Island, but maybe try some googling yourself? ;-))
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tigerpussycats

25th January 2013, 10:44
I have. I have looked at Hayling, Canvey, Thorney and Southend. The more I look, the more confused I am getting.
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chrise

25th January 2013, 10:55
Might it be Sheppey? It's certianlu muddy enough!
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chrise

25th January 2013, 10:55
Leysdown would be the "resort" on Sheppey (when we visited, it was shut).
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tippy

25th January 2013, 11:03
Are you Pastiche in disguise?...Another question from the current great fun quiz...WHY???
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jazzgirl

25th January 2013, 11:24
tigerpussycats, One of my grandfathers was a cockney and in post 3, it is one of those, but not Hayling or canvey. Try googling the other two and one of them will give you the answer.
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pinkpercy

25th January 2013, 13:04
Hornchurch was known as Mud island
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jazzgirl

25th January 2013, 13:32
There is a Mud Island in Hornchurch, but this is not the one used in the cockney's language. There is a book by William Matthews which will give you the right answer :)
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magworth

25th January 2013, 20:02
There is a Mud Pie Island in Mississippi -
hence the famous Mississippi Mud Pie - which tastes much nicer than it sounds!
I live not far from Hornchurch and has never heard of it there. mag
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