Mesnes Street, Wigan7 Comments
Photo: Mark Conroy
Item #: 15244
I remember the shop...wasn't it Meeson's at one time? They sold me an empty Quality Street tin in the late 1960s; we had made christmas cakes in Domestic Science at school and had to have a tin to keep it in during the various stages of marzipan, icing etc, then to carry it home in.
Why didn't you just buy a tin of quality streets? that way, you can enjoy the sweets and keep the tin.
Hello John, the tin cost me 2/6d... I imagine full of Quality Street it would have been much more, but I can see your point! The thing is, I'm not a sweet tooth and never have been Unfortunately, I still eat all the wrong and fattening stuff, but SAVOURY....chips, pies, crisps etc. A nd all these years on, I can recall I never tasted the christmas cake, but my family enjoyed it! Thanks for replying. Irene.
Sorry if this answer appears twice....think I copied the verification code wrongly. Thanks for your reply John, and I take your point, but I am not a sweet tooth, preferring savoury (but still fattening!) stuff like pies and chips. The tin cost 2/6d but would have been much more filled with sweets, I imagine. I didn't even taste the christmas cake, but my family enjoyed it! Thanks for your reply. Irene.
Worked for Corlett's Electrical before taking the sweet shops on.
We used to go to the Chocolate Box after visiting the dentist across the road!
My grandad had this shop he must have been the guy who took over after my grandad who was Arthur Ainscough