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Re: Favorite Sweet Shops/Sweets [Re: BettyTurnip1] #469953
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Another favourite of mine was Rhubarb and custard, also i had loads of aniseed balls, as recommended by my Doctor as a cure for travel sickness.


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This will date me. I can just remember having to take my ration book just to buy my favourite pear drops at Mickleboroughs in Wellington Road. I'm sure I got more than I was entitled to !!

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i used to love rosebuds in the 50s used to get them from shop on the corner of marion street and adelphi street. also the sweets that used to have football stories wrapped round them. so many sweet shops around.

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Sherbit pips, Aztec bars, dipped flakes, an gettin beechnut chewies from the big machines on the wall outside the shop!

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Some of this delectable stuff was made in Birkenhead!

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remember a sweet shop in the 60's in Beach Grove of Holland Road Wallasey which moved next door to the Magazine (Mags) Pub used to call in on the way to Vaughan Road school

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Think the shop by the Mags was called "Eve's". Either that or the woman who ran it was called Eve. Couldn't say for sure though. Maybe somebody else will remember her.



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Originally Posted by geekus
Think the shop by the Mags was called "Eve's". Either that or the woman who ran it was called Eve. Couldn't say for sure though. Maybe somebody else will remember her.

I think the shop in Beach was run by my friends Mum, Mrs. Woods, his name was Ken.



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Don't know about the Beach Grove shop, it was probably before my time. But there was certainly another sweet shop on the corner of Mariner's Rd (opposite The Pilot Boat), just a stone's throw from The Mags.

I'm fairly sure that one was called "Eve's Shop" and was run by Eve (Boumphrey?). Could be wrong, but I seem to think she was related to Ian Boumphrey the local historian.

The building still stands but is now a private house, and is easily identified by the old cartwheel which hangs up on the wall.

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Originally Posted by BettyTurnip1
Sherbit pips, Aztec bars, dipped flakes, an gettin beechnut chewies from the big machines on the wall outside the shop!


If the arrow on the knob was pointing towards you, you got two packets of chewy for the price of one. There was another one as well as beechnut but can't remember the name.

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...I could be way off mark, but didn't the other chewing gum brand have an abstract name like XY gum, or XYZ? Something like that.


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There was one with a name like that but think the other one was arrow something or other. One was in a white packet and the other green I think?

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It was wrigley's arrowmint, there was also Bazookas, penny sambos, and penny bubble gum out of the (photo) machine, possibly xyz gum.

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