Sweets - Rationing ended in 1953 and, although I was too young to understand it, I do remember there being a certain excitement around buying sweets. A twisted stick of barley sugar was a favourite. I also loved Fry's Five boys chocolate bars and Fry's Five Centres. And then there were sherbet dips, and aniseed balls, fruit salad chews, and Spangles, pear drops, and love hearts, Bluebird toffees and what about sweet cigarettes with the little red tip to make it look as if it was alight! I used to walk around pretending to smoke! And liquorice pipes with red sugar strands on the end! And as for gobstoppers, Health and Safety would be having a hundred pink fits.
|The faces represented desperation, pacification, expectation, acclamation and realisation.|
Hey! I've just got what it means! The boys were asking for chocolate!
The Sooty Show
The Phil Silvers Show
Steptoe and Son
Saturday Club with Brian Matthews
Sing Something Simple
Helen Shapiro singing You Don't Know