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Mesnes Street, Wigan

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Chocolate Box, Mesnes Street.
Photo: Mark Conroy
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Item #: 15244
This is Mr.Poslethwaite in The Chocolate Box on Mesnes Street Wigan.1979. They had a shop on Park Road as well.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 6th July 2010 at 18:59

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.

Comment by: John on 6th July 2010 at 19:58

Why didn't you just buy a tin of quality streets? that way, you can enjoy the sweets and keep the tin.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 6th July 2010 at 20:41

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.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 6th July 2010 at 20:50

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.

Comment by: Mick on 7th July 2010 at 02:00

Worked for Corlett's Electrical before taking the sweet shops on.

Comment by: Catherine on 7th July 2010 at 16:26

We used to go to the Chocolate Box after visiting the dentist across the road!

Comment by: Lynn Stringfellow on 7th February 2020 at 12:49

My grandad had this shop he must have been the guy who took over after my grandad who was Arthur Ainscough

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