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I did like to buy small sweets, you got more for your money, aniseed balls, mint imperials, dolly mixtures etc.

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I get a large jar of 'retro' sweets at Xmas, I think I've mention before, those sherbet flying saucers don't half mek yer tabs laff...

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15 hours ago, carni said:

Mmmm  mmmmm. I loved Nibbits. A big part of my foody memories. Sunday afternoon, round the back of the Chesterfield Arms. A bottle of pop and either a bag of plain or cheese crisps to last about two hours, then home, just across the road to Hardys Drive,  to Sunday Lunch.

 

 I discovered Pom- Bears a few years ago and thought they were brilliant. There are about five different arm positions in a pack. Best replacement for Nibbits that I had found.

 

Sadly in an attempt to make more profit, the texture of the Pom-bears has got thinner and thinner, until it is difficult to find an intact bear in a pack now. Usually at least one arm or head missing on most bears. The last part of the bag is usually the heads and arms Bless.It has had an affect on the taste as well. Still love them. There is always a six bag pack in my tuck box.:biggrin:

PS BK will give the Tesco and Aldi ones a try. Thanks for the tip.

 

 

I have never heard of Pom Bears..

My Grandma kept the Bestwood Hotel in Bestwood Village up to around the early/mid 60's and he sold Nibb-Bits.  They were in a jar on the counter of the 'Off Sales'.  It was a speacial 'sloped' jar designed to accept a hand grabbing a bag of Nibb Bit's.

 

I saw a Nibbits van on the A 580 some years ago but maybe around the 90's?

 

 

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Does one assume that you eat a Pom Bear like a Jelly Baby, head first and work your way down?

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No preference Kath, you just munch 'em and try to remember Nibbits !

NB. Just stocked up today, 'er indoors is happy now.

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Beekay   the paper carrier bags with string handles cost 4d and could be used over and over again. Ofter they were from the green-grocery's  (spelling not sure )  you would buy King Edwards by the lbs they never came wrapped in a plastic bag. You could also get the brown paper carrier with string handels from Central Market. 

 

Maybe I remember these paper bags as each Saturday I would go shopping with mum, while my borther's stayed in bed.                  Again i drew the short straw.

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How did carrier bags get brought into the equation? I remember the buggers though. Used to cut into your fingers if carrying anything heavy.

And could always guarantee that the bottom would fall out if they got wet, usually about ten yards from your doorstep or when getting on the bus, to go home !

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Keep up Beekay, Mary mentioned carrier bags with string handles a few posts back. You don't see them anymore.

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I never understood why the paper grocery bags in American films didn't have handles. You'd think after a while they'd realise you can't unlock the door with both arms full nor  can you put one down then pick it up again.... Strange people the Muricans...

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5 hours ago, Beekay said:

How did carrier bags get brought into the equation? I remember the buggers though. Used to cut into your fingers if carrying anything heavy.

And could always guarantee that the bottom would fall out if they got wet, usually about ten yards from your doorstep or when getting on the bus, to go home !

Hi Beekay  see your Sunday at 6 02.

 

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Beer-off's behind the counter  wooden barrels of Wine from the wood,  and Tawney  (not sur of spelling) first one we used to make our own  Port n" Lemon  second  was like a sherry.

Babycham.

Pony,

Barley Wine,

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35 minutes ago, mary1947 said:

Hi Beekay  see your Sunday at 6 02.

 

xx

Forgive my ignorance, but I don't understand, 'see my Sunday at 6.02. ???

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Beekay I have just seen again your comment!!  yes your right my spelling again has let me down, One day my friend i will spell every thing right. So can I trust you to give me a nudge if you see any word spelt wrongly. 

Thanks mary1947

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Cheers Mary1947, but I still don't understand " see your Sunday at 6.02"?

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Priceless Den, Priceless. cool2

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Posters on billboards and factory premises around the city urgently advertising jobs for Overlockers, Lockstitchers,  Finishers and offering good rates of pay. Usually a few in the Evening Post as well.

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^^^^ And Homeworkers.

My Mother worked in the Lace Market as a finisher in the ragtrade making coats for M&S and others,  her boss had as many people, possibly more, working at home than in the factory.

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As a kid I remember seeing the adverts for Overlockers, Lockstitchers etc.

 

I was intrigued because it was like a foreign language; I had no idea what those people did.

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C-T,  I suppose it did look like a Foreign language if you didn't know the trade, my Mum started back at work when I was around 6 or 7yrs old  so I was brought up on the names and was taught to use a Singer and hand sew at an early age.

I've still got my Mums 1931 Singer bought new for her by her Dad when she was 16 and had just started an apprenticeship at Burberrys.

 

I'm sure there used to be other trades advertised on billboards

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When I worked at City Uniform on Woolpack Lane in 1965/6, which was my last employment in Nottingham, I used to work what was referred to in the factory as the special machines. We were tucked up in a corner surrounded by......Bar Tack, Felling, Overlock, Buttoner, Buttonholer, Lockstich etc, After all these years I can still remember them.Aaaah memories.:biggrin:

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My mam worked as a home worker for years making bridal tiaras. The house always seemed to be full of wire, reels of silk, net and wax pearls. As kids we often help bend the wire, using formers, bind with silk and whip little pearls on the ends to cover the sharp points. She was also a good machinist with industrial lockstitch and overlock machines taking up one end of the lounge.

For the hours homeworkers put in and the rewards they got I'm sure it would be considered modern day slavery now days...

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2 hours ago, Stuart.C said:

I've still got my Mums 1931 Singer bought new for her by her Dad when she was 16 

 

When I was young, my mum had a treadle-operated Singer sewing machine which she'd acquired from her mother (my grandmother) and that must've originated in the 1930s. I was fascinated by the way she was able to make it do things by just rocking her foot backwards and forwards on the flat pedal area. It must've been something like this....https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/258182991116230471/

 

She was always very good at knitting/sewing etc, and she eventually progressed to an electric machine. 

 

1 hour ago, Brew said:

My mam worked as a home worker for years making bridal tiaras. The house always seemed to be full of wire, reels of silk, net and wax pearls.

 

My mum never did that, but I remember lots of other houses in the area who did it. They always had a pile of cardboard boxes in the corner of a room - with the work which had been done, or was to be done. I think half of Clifton was doing home work in the mid 60s.

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My grandma had one of those Singers when I was a kid.  Don't know what happened to it.   Mrs. L has one that belonged to her mom.  It's sitting out in the garage taking up space.  Might be worth a bob or two now?

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