Special Treats

In those days it cost a penny to buy an ice block and ice creams weren't available everywhere like they are now, because only some shops had freezers.

Fish and chips were a real treat - not something you had regularly. Fizzy drinks were only for parties and real special treats.

One grandparent said that there were not many lollies during World War 2. Another grandparent said that they had Jaffas, Snifters, Jet airplanes and Wine Gums.

There were crackers and cookies kept in jars in the shop and most would get smashed up.

It would be a big treat to get a trip to the seaside in those days.

By Madison and Victoria