Author Topic: Has Anyone Here Heard of 'The Ding Men'??  (Read 1431 times)

Offline Pete W.

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Has Anyone Here Heard of 'The Ding Men'??
« on: April 11, 2016, 02:37:02 PM »
Hi there, all,

Many years ago I was told the legend of 'The Ding Men'.  It might have been sub-titled 'Their Reign and De-Mystification!'.

I was trying to recount the story to someone today but the passage of time has left moth-holes in my memory.   :bang: :scratch:   :bang:   :scratch: 

So, does anyone here know about 'The Ding Men'?  If so, can you tell us your version of the legend? 

I'll keep my version in reserve for now.    :bugeye:   :bugeye:   :bugeye:   
Best regards,

Pete W.

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Offline DavidA

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Re: Has Anyone Here Heard of 'The Ding Men'??
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 03:11:17 PM »
Google seems to think that, in the context of this site, it refers to panel beaters.

Makes sense to me, but I haven't heard the name used myself. But a 'ding' usually refers to a small damage to a panel.

Dave.

Offline hermetic

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Re: Has Anyone Here Heard of 'The Ding Men'??
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 05:33:10 PM »
Its not the Gong farmers, or gongfermers that you are thinking of is it. They were the Tudor privy emptiers, the "gong" being a name for both the privy, and its contents!