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RE: Products we remember

#76 by erdogladys , Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:18 pm

Bell Bottoms ............. not me I had stapress trousers, ben sherman shirt , monkee boots and a crombie ... ski....nheads ha ha
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RE: Products we remember

#77 by Sheldonboy , Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:56 am

Do you still wear that stuff now Glad ? SB


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RE: Products we remember

#78 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:09 am

I thought it was Doc Martins boots?


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RE: Products we remember

#79 by Sheldonboy , Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:49 pm

It was Phil same thing I think. I was never in the world a Skinhead but I had a pair of Doc Martens Shoes and they were like walking on air. SB


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RE: Products we remember

#80 by PJ , Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:55 pm

Black Imps, little tiny black squares of aniseed

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RE: Products we remember

#81 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:14 pm

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Were they aniseed, they were foul little things. I often wonder at some of the things we used to eat. Concrete Pudding must have been the worst.

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RE: Products we remember

#82 by PJ , Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:06 pm

Phil, chocolate concrete pudding, we would have killed for some of that

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RE: Products we remember

#83 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:08 pm

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I thought that's what you did with it? Hit someone on the head with it and it killed them and broke it up small enough to eat.

Remember the other one rice and a spoonful of jam, you stirred it round and round on the plate until it was all pink, and then if you liked rice you ate it.

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#84 by Sheldonboy , Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:12 am

Regarding products we remember. In the Great Western Arcade (The one in Colmore Row opposite Snow Hill railway Station), there is a sweet shop that specialises in the old time sweets. Its amazing to see how many are still available that we thought had disapeared in the mists of time. They are of course not at the old prices but still quite reasonable considering todays market and business costs.


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RE: Products we remember

#85 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:23 pm

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You can't be talking about Maynard's can you, they are surely not still there after all these years. I used to try not to go through that Arcade as there were two shops my wife always headed for one was Rhodes the China Shop. That was a minimum spend of £30 to £50. In the 70's I'm talking.

The others was a ladies dress shop, and we were talking unlimited in there. I used to have to drag her out of there screaming. She always quietened down after a coffee in Greys and another purchase or two the ladies department.

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RE: Products we remember

#86 by Sheldonboy , Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:57 pm

Sorry I can't remember the name of the shop, it has only been there maybe a year or so. But its very good.


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RE: Products we remember

#87 by colin walker , Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:04 am

I think i was from the poor side of town my mom would buy us them sticks of arrowroot from the chemist and tell us it was natural liquorice.

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RE: Products we remember

#88 by Sheldonboy , Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:48 am

The shop in The Great Western arcade is called Mr Simms old sweet shoppe. A bit expensive But Nostalgia isn't was it was. ?


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RE: Products we remember

#89 by signman ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:57 pm

There's lots of these old time sweet shops opening up lately.
There's one in Bromsgrove, one by Canterbury cathedral, and we have 3 in Brighton, all quite exspensive if you try and buy in the old weights.

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RE: Products we remember

#90 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:19 pm

I was horrified when visiting some town or other last summer whilst in the local shopping mall. I saw one of these stall that sell all the old fashioned sweets, where you can pick & mix them yourself.

I was horrified when I took them to be weighed and he charged me in excess of £6.50. There was hardly equivalent to the sweet ration you got prior to 1953 in the bag.

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