"The Confectionery shop in
Street was known as 'The Vantie'. It had a machine on the counter
which was for the purpose of making Vantas
drinks. I never had one myself but we used to buy
Vantas cubes which we sucked.
The shop was run by a lovely couple,
Mr and Mrs MacDonald. Mr MacDonald just died a few months ago but
in all the years that he was in the shop he never seemed to change.
This fact was noticed by many others also."
"It must have
been difficult running a confectioner's
business in the 1940s with rationing and
the shortage of supplies."
I remember my mother liked Dainty Dinah
Toffees and he used to tell her when they were due to possibly come
in. She delighted in being able to buy a quarter pound of toffees
and considered they were the best,
although I liked Sharps myself."