Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dales Sweet Shop 2

In August we did a post on Dales Sweet Shop which stood on Stockport Road opposite the resevoir at Backbower. 
Here is a photo of the shop front.


A much missed shop !


jay johnson said...

What a blast from the past. Sunday afternoons, sunday school at Holy Trinity, down to Dales with a shilling to spend. The treat of the week. My parents used to meet me at the end of King Edward Rd, we walked to Dowson Rd, caught the 90 bus to Bredbury, to my Aunties for afternoon tea. Oh happy days. Thank u.

Werneth Low said...

Thank you - this is a wonderful memory. In the 50s this shop was Morrison's and I passed it twice a day on my walks to and from Holy Trinity School. I remember my favourite thing of all was kayly and liquorice (how do you spell it - those lemon flavoured crystals which stained your fingers for days?) I also remember Spangles, Chocstix and Frys Five Boys chocolate - oh and Beech Nut chewing gum! Wouldn't it be great if we could spend just one day where things were as they were back then?

Jay, you must be very young if you had a shilling to spend. My bill for kayly and liquorice came to 2d!l

JohnT said...

Kali is the spelling. See the attached link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherbet_(powder)

Werneth Low said...

Thanks John. I've never known how to spell it, probably because it wasn't something you wrote about at the time!

Trish said...

I also loved this shop, used to go in there for Pontefract cakes amongst other treats, but Pontefract cakes (delious liquorice) were probably my favourites!