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coventry49
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751 of 766  Mon 16th Apr 2018 7:33pm  
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Thanks Anne. I can't imagine a child of today being happy to eat it, or bread and dripping!
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Roger Turner
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752 of 766  Tue 17th Apr 2018 12:08am  
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On 16th Apr 2018 6:23pm, coventry49 said: Sticks of liquorice wood were popular as they were 1d each and lasted for ages! These we bought from a chemists on the opposite corner to the sweet shop. I wonder if you can still buy liquorice wood?
"Sticks of Liquorice wood were bought from chemists" Should have added wings to their running on their way home - gives great meaning to spending a penny Cheers
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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753 of 766  Tue 17th Apr 2018 4:35am  
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Did someone mention 'dripping'. Water more like, genuine dripping is a thing of the past. Roll eyes
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mattash
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754 of 766  Tue 17th Apr 2018 5:06am  
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Not in this house, Dreamtime, the only thing you cannot eat on a pig is its squeak. You can't beat pork dripping on bread or toast. Thumbs up
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Annewiggy
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755 of 766  Tue 17th Apr 2018 8:58am  
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Agree Mattash, especially if there is a bit of jelly and don't forget a sprinkle of salt, so healthy. You can keep the liquorish wood though. Edited by member, 17th Apr 2018 8:59 am
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Dreamtime
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756 of 766  Tue 17th Apr 2018 1:16pm  
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On 17th Apr 2018 5:06am, mattash said: Not in this house, Dreamtime, the only thing you cannot eat on a pig is its squeak. You can't beat pork dripping on bread or toast. Thumbs up
Don't forget the crackling Mattash. Thumbs up
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mattash
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757 of 766  Tue 17th Apr 2018 1:24pm  
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Hi Dreamtime, nothing wasted, the crackling is savoured when first cooled and crisp. Wave
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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758 of 766  Wed 18th Apr 2018 8:51am  
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Mattash. What about the blood? The days we ate dripping on toast up to the end of the war, pigs - the snout was lassoed then their feet were hog tied, then throat slit, then the legs were cut loose to let them pump out the blood, this was thought to be better meat and better dripping, but I doubt it - laws were brought in to stop this way of killing, and the dripping was still the same. The last time I saw this happen was about 1941 but a butcher would know.
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mattash
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759 of 766  Wed 18th Apr 2018 9:45am  
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Aha! Fried Black pudding is a must with breakfast, there again, can also be eaten on its own. Wink
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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760 of 766  Thu 19th Apr 2018 11:30am  
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Syrup of figs, castor oil, goose grease, blackcurrant cordial, a hot brick wrapped in a blanket, all on a cold winter's night, ugh!
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Tricia
Bedworth
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761 of 766  Thu 19th Apr 2018 7:46pm  
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On 16th Apr 2018 6:23pm, coventry49 said: These we bought from a chemists on the opposite corner to the sweet shop. I wonder if you can still buy liquorice wood?
I used to buy liquorice wood from that chemist coventry49, in my day it was owned by Mr Pinson. (I also used to buy Horlicks tablets from there.) Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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762 of 766  Thu 19th Apr 2018 8:54pm  
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Wasn't it Leedham's at some stage?
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Primrose
USA
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763 of 766  Sun 22nd Apr 2018 6:20pm  
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On 16th Apr 2018 12:17pm, mattash said: The main little sweet shop was on the corner of Swan Lane / Burlington Road.
The sweet shop was a newsagents as well. We knew it as "Biggses". It certainly got a lot of business from us Freddies kids.
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Primrose
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764 of 766  Sun 22nd Apr 2018 6:26pm  
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On 19th Apr 2018 7:46pm, Tricia said:
On 16th Apr 2018 6:23pm, coventry49 said: These we bought from a chemists on the opposite corner to the sweet shop. I wonder if you can still buy liquorice wood?
I used to buy liquorice wood from that chemist coventry49, in my day it was owned by Mr Pinson. (I also used to buy Horlicks tablets from there.) Thumbs up
MR is correct, it did become Leedham's at some point in the sixties. I left Freddies Juniors in 1968 and it had changed hands by that time, I'm sure. Pinson's, as I recall, had a lot of merchandise in it and was a little old-fashioned. Once Leedham's took over it got a lot brighter and more self-service, as was the trend in the late 60s.
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Midland Red
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765 of 766  Sun 22nd Apr 2018 7:52pm  
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Thanks Primrose. I knew Tony Leedham and his brother, very nice people Thumbs up
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