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PUBLISHED: 11:39 18 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 05 July 2010

DOES anyone remember Jack Valentine coming to visit when they were children growing up in Lowestoft?

Every Valentine's Day, in the evening, a present would be left on the front doorstep for the children, nothing much, just a small toy and a few sweets, but it was always very exciting because we never saw him.

DOES anyone remember Jack Valentine coming to visit when they were children growing up in Lowestoft?

Every Valentine's Day, in the evening, a present would be left on the front doorstep for the children, nothing much, just a small toy and a few sweets, but it was always very exciting because we never saw him. (It always coincided with mum hanging out the washing or going upstairs but we never guessed).

I carried on the tradition with my daughter here in West Sussex where no one has heard of it. Was it just my family who enjoyed this little ritual or do others remember it too?

RUTH ALCHIN (nee Strange)

Lancing

West Sussex


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