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jennyann

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2006, 04:08:35 PM »
I remember   Spangles, Tiffin, Beechnut Gum (from machines)
                     Licorice Wood, Barretts Sucker, Yellow
                     Kaili, Lollipops, Pontefract Cakes,
                     Licorice pipes and twists, dolly mixtures,
                     Rowntrees Fruit Gums, Daintee Coconut Squares

Andy Capp

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2006, 04:04:55 PM »
Re Sweets my sweets were homemade toffee from the homemade toffee shop in longmore Street.

Andy Capp

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2006, 12:29:30 PM »
I went to hope street school .And remember the sweet shop opposite the school which the old lady kept. I used go into the shop most days to buy a small bottle of pop they were the same size as the school milk bottles. The old lady  would ask what flavour would i like. Then she would put the flavour in the bottle and fill it up with carbonated fizzy water from a machine.  Happy Days. Andy Capp

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2006, 08:45:30 PM »
Can anybody remember a shop in digbeth near to where the digbeth coach station is now. Where they used to sell bottles of ginger beer in stoneware bottles very tasty. Andy Capp

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2006, 02:15:50 PM »
John 2000
Can you remember Perks the grocer used to do a display of the different colours of lemonade powder in their shop window like a rainbow effect. Andy Capp

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2006, 02:23:12 PM »
John2000
I used to enjoy going into braggs the bakers in gooch street To buy cakes on the way to School. My mouths watering just thinking about it. Andy Capp

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2006, 05:11:42 PM »
A good place to get all your old fashioned sweet needs is Hatton Country Park & Teddy Grays Sweet Shop Bewdley. Andy Capp

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2006, 12:20:04 AM »
I remember a shop in Summer Lane, Aston, where they sold lemonade in stone bottles. They cost 3d but you got 2d back on the bottle. They'd be interesting collector's items now.

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2006, 12:49:34 AM »
Anyone remember these?

madeinbirmingham

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2006, 10:14:51 AM »
Frozen Jubbly

Sugar Easter Eggs, whatever happened to them.

A box of fruit gums, or a box of fruit pastiles.

Cadbury's waste (the slightly damaged sweets were put in brown bags)

Refreshers

Proper Hard Liquorice ( i coundnt spell it then either!)

Black Jacks

Sherbert Dip

Chix bubble gum with Famous Footballers cards inside.

Pear Drops from one of Birminghams last 'proper' sweet shops on the stairs to platform 7 at B.ham New Street Station---remember the big beautiful exterior mirrors with gold writing by the door?


Plastic has ruined the look and feel of our world-- look at the fake jars in sweet shops pretending to be olde worlde made of plastic--- Is there anywhere left with glass jars besides museums?

Look how steel fronted shops have ruined the high street. You cant beat a wood shop front.

Remember this lovely wood fronts and doors at Woolworths, well one of the doors at Woolworths in Momouth is a wood origina!
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www.madeinbirmingham.org  Birmingham's Industrial History Website

AnnMarie

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Re: Sweets when you were a kid.
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2006, 05:51:42 AM »
 :P Hi when I was a youngster I loved toffies--Filleries Toffies--Blus Bird Licorice Rolls--now when I'm in Birmingham I always head for a Thornton's --sheer Heaven--also I loved Pear Drops --plus a few more that I cant remember the names of--senior moment.

Happy days-- gone but not forgotten eh.

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Ann Marie :)