There was a thread here on Superstitions a couple of years ago but what I'm curious about wasn't on it, so I'm wondering if any GN's can help kill my curiosity about something I remember as a child. I was brought up in what's now South London, my mum 'n' dad were Cockneys. I remember as a child in the 50's that when a funeral procession went by everyone would stand still and look down at their feet, and us children would immediately grab hold of the edge of our collars. I recently spoke to some friends who lived in the same area at the same time as me and they don't remember doing this.
Is it just my vivid imagination, or was this common practice then? Do any GN's remember doing this?
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