Children ‘Tip Tip Toe’ in Gittisham

PUBLISHED: 08:50 26 February 2016

Children and parents from Gittisham keep the Tip Tip Toe tradition alive. Nick Agg-Manning tells the children to sing louder. Ref mhh 06-16AW 8889. Picture: Alex walton

Children and parents from Gittisham keep the Tip Tip Toe tradition alive. Nick Agg-Manning tells the children to sing louder. Ref mhh 06-16AW 8889. Picture: Alex walton

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Youngsters took part in the old-fashioned ritual of ‘Tip Tip Toe’ in Gittisham earlier this month.

The event, which has taken place in the village for generations, saw youngsters call at houses chanting ‘Tip Tip Toe, Tip Tip Toe, please for a penny and then we’ll go!’

In total, youngsters received £6.50 each, which they were able to take home with them.

They also enjoyed a tea at Gittisham Village Hall.

Carol Hall, who co-organised the event with other mums in the village, said: “Tip Tip Toe has been a tradition in Gittisham for generations and some believe its origins may lie in a boundary marking custom - but no-one knows for sure.”

The youngsters were also joined by several seniors, who in their day also took part in the Tip Tip Toe tradition.

“We were joined by some wonderful characters on the day,” Carol added.

“It was lovely for them to have tea with the young children, who are in their threes and fours up to 12 years old.”


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