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mayjan
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1 of 2  Thu 12th May 2011 9:20pm  
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Does anyone remember the Diddlum? When I was a child growing up in Hillfields my mum used to run a saving scheme for friends and neighbours and she called it the Diddlum. Various neighbours would come to the door with a few shillings and say "put this in the Diddlum" and mum would save it for them, to be drawn out for occasions such as holidays and Christmas. She kept a note of every transaction in a large blue book and never charged any interest for the service. Many housewives in those days did not have access to a bank account so the service was gratefully received. It never occurred to me at the time what a strange choice of words it was for a saving scheme.
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derbyskyblue
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2 of 2  Thu 12th May 2011 11:52pm  
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Ah diddlum, haven't heard that for many years now. My aunt in Holbrooks ran one and my mum saved a pound every week or was it two? Can't remember for sure now but it got us two weeks in sunny Great Yarmouth every year. North Denes camp site! Honestly you could set your stopwatch with us every Cov fortnight. Happy days indeed.
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