When you was a tin lid


did you get sent to school with your gloves on a strip of elastic running up the arms of your coat?

I’m guessing it died out as a practise before most of you were at school but I’m just curious.


Playschool and maybe nursery, yes. School, no.

The last time I saw it was when Father Dougal wore them.


I did not.

Others at primary school did, though.