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« on: August 19, 2009, 10:07:11 PM »

Another distant memory of mine was the sweetshop on Newtown row. It was about half way down (i say down coz we lived in the back houses by the bus garage). I can remember most of all, the chocolate they sold. the one i'm on about wasn't the cadbury's wrapped one, but it was in a tin tray and was broken up with a little hammer, just like the toffee was. It was thick and very chunky, and as a little kid, tasted wonderful!
Does anybody else remember this shop?
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 04:36:04 PM »

Samaraui, the sweet shop that springs to mind is Johnson's, they had two shops one at the top of Newtown Row between Miller Street and New John Street, the other was between Aston Brook Street and Phillips Street, actually High Street, but nearly everybody callled it Newtown Row.  They always had lovely window displays and at Easter used to have a massive Easter Egg in a basket. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 09:30:43 PM »

Hiya Silver surfer,
I was only about 4 at the time, so i'm not 100% sure which one it was. But i don't remember walking that far, and we lived in the back houses by Miller st bus garage, so at a guess, i'd say it was the one by Miller st.
I can remember the huge easter egg in the window though
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 07:37:10 PM »

There was another sweetshop in Newtown Row. It was run by a mother and daughter.
I think the daughter's name may have been Margaret Rice.
I cant remember exactly where the shop was but possible somewhere between Cowper St and
whatever the street was called where the clothes shop was on then corner. Was that Spilsburys
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 10:44:06 PM »

Cowper St. I will have a look to see if I can find your sweetshop. Don't give up.
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