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11 things that made you the King of the housing estate

Instant legend.

1. Having Spokeys on your bike wheels meant you were automatically a legend around the estate

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2. An actual Bauer brand pair of rollerblades were the stuff of estate royalty

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3. While others just fired around balloons and bottles in water fights – a proper water gun was a cut above

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4. You owned a half decent soccer ball

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You were the games dictator. Nobody would annoy you for fear of you storming off home with the ball.

5. You were allowed stay out as late as you like

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Only true royalty had no curfew. How were you supposed to be the coolest when your mam forced you to be in by 9pm sharp?

6. Having the courage to nick-nack *that* scary house

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There was always one gaff in the estate that was off limits to pranks. If someone stepped up and nick-nacked it, they may as well wear a crown for the rest of their

7. Being able to climb the highest wall in the estate

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So you could just sit up there and assert your place as the King of the estate.

8. Chancing your arm on the neighbour’s trampoline

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9. Actually following through on your idea to camp on the Green

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“Yeah, let’s set up our tents on the green tonight…”

*two hours later*

“OK, let’s go home.”

Anyone who followed through and stayed the night deserved a medal.

10. Being the best in the estate at Kerbs gave you an aura of invincibility

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11. Walking back into the estate after getting served in the off license like

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A legend in your own right.

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David Elkin

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