Shopping in Ireland in the Fixties
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Oh, wouldn't I just love to be back in the corner-shop again! The Avery scales where bulls-eyes and other goodies were weighed into quarter-pound bags, Fry's Chocolate Cream bars, Lion bars, Bournville dark chocolate and Aero. Sweet Cigarettes made a little boy look 'adult' and we would bite off the end of it while letting it hang on our bottom lip! The catch-cry for the orange tin was "Go Suck A Zube" and as a special treat, if one had a few pence left over, a 'penny ice-lolly' (Lucan or Palm Grove) or a bag of those new-fangled Tayto Crisps might be purchased. The 'messages' would be brought home in a wicker basket or a brown paper bag.

 
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More household items here. The ones commonly used in Ireland would be Lucozade, Oxo cubes, Persil and of course . . . cigarettes. Scroll down for more items including the glass-topped biscuit tin from which you could fill a quarter-pound of raspberry and custard creams.

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