Window to the Past: Treats to tickle the tastebuds

Nostalgia Granny's sweety shop
Nostalgia Granny's sweety shop

Inside Granny Smith’s shop there’s a memorable display of period sweets and groceries.

From the very top above the counter display there’s Basset’s Liquorice Allsorts, Cadbury’s chocolate drops and Fry’s chocolate creams, chewing gum, coconut snowballs, dolly mixtures in the bottle and behind the glass frontage at ½d (a halfpenny) probably for an ounce.

In the glass case there’s Cadbury’s milk flake costing ½d and smarties 2d (twopence) for a tube, the jar has what looks like MacIntosh’s wrapped caramels. On the left above the scales are packets of Abdine headache powders.

At the back are tins of Heinz soups, bottles of table vinegar and packets of ‘Lion’ salt, Milanda bread, and at Grannie’s elbow there’s Oxydol washing powder.

Image courtesy of Pollokshaws Heritage Group, holding weekly meetings on Mondays at 1pm in the parish hall — all welcome along.