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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I miss blancmange. Can you still buy it anywhere? Used to come as a powder in cardboard packets I think. We used to have it for pud after Sunday lunch .
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Watching steam trains at our local railway station and collecting their engine numbers.

Going off to school on trains hauled by a steam locos.
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Apologies if this has been already mentioned.

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Bonfires in the street to provide light, men guiding buses through the streets. I remember being unable to see the pavement from the middle of the road. Lost on the street where I lived.

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David M I think you are right it had a smiling little boy on the wrapper?
I seem to remember an orange wrapper but not much more. Didn't the Ovaltine tin have a smiling kid on it?
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Last one today:

In Town Tonight with Brian Johnson - aka Johnners

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I recall one of Johnner's favourite phrases was "the man is a cad and a bounder, and was probably a day boy."
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I recall one of Johnner's favourite phrases was "the man is a cad and a bounder, and was probably a day boy."
I think that his "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey" is one of the best remembered although there's some debate as to whether he actually said it.

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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

David I still remember a chocolate bar with a smiling boy. Ovaltine had a couple the Ovaltinies?
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I used to love the interplay between Johnners and Fred Trueman on Test Match Special, whilst this was later than the 1950s it was often about eating - eating the cakes sent in by listeners .
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

On the mystery chocolate theme - I have very vague memories of a bar called "Five Boys", I wonder if that is the one you are thinking of. Must google it when I get a few minutes.......

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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

A bit about Five Boys here on Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fry%27s_Chocolate_Cream

The one I remember must have been the Cadbury one, about which it says "Cadbury's also produced a solid milk chocolate bar called Five Boys using the Fry's trademark from 1902 until 1976."

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David I still remember a chocolate bar with a smiling boy. Ovaltine had a couple the Ovaltinies?
I googled Bar Six, most of the images of wrappers were orange but non had an image of a kid on them. I don't remember a chocolate bar with the image of a child on it.
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David not sure if this is it

Well done that man (Bikie John) yes that was the Bar I was thinking of it was one boy but five expressions

Fry’s Five Boys




A Fry’s Five Boys chocolate wrapper. The bars were marked off into five segments, each with one of the faces stamped into the chocolate. The bars originally cost 1d when launched in 1902, that’s just under half of 1p in today’s money.

Fry’s Five Boys was a solid milk chocolate bar that was once the most recognised chocolate bar in the world. It was still being sold until its withdrawal in 1976. But who remembers it now?
It was first sold by J S Fry & Sons of Bristol in 1902 with a wrapper showing not five boys, but the face of one boy, in a sailor suit, with five different expressions representing his anticipation and experience of eating the chocolate bar. Beneath each face was a caption:
Desperation, Pacification, Expectation, Acclamation, Realization [with a ‘z’]
The five pictures were photographs taken in 1885 and were used by J S Fry & Sons in its advertising; appearing on enamelled metal signs displayed outside confectioners, on posters and in newspapers. The boy was Lindsay Poulton, aged five, and his father and grandfather took the photographs for which Fry’s paid 200, a very large sum at the time, to have exclusive use of them.



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I don't remember Five Boys, the only Fry's products I remember are the Turkish Delight and Chocolate Cream bars.
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