1. In the late 1950s there was a TV-ad for Mars. It showed one in cross-section and pointed out the nutritional virtues of each of its component parts: “milk chocolate”, “malted milk” and “glucose”. (This was the first time I had ever heard the word “glucose”; and it was evidently our Steve’s first time as well, for he misheard it as “gloose”. And he persisted in saying “gloose” to my annoyance even when I pointed out that it wasn’t “gloose” but “glucose”.) After seeing the advert a few times Steve decided that he’d like to try one.
2. At that time we were walking to school every weekday along Fleetwood Road. (When the weather was less clement we would get the bus.) On this particular day we took a slight diversion from our route, turning right when we got to Four Lane Ends and going along Victoria Road, to the sweet shop on the corner of Sandringham Avenue. (It may have been on our way to or from Sunday School that we first observed it. Perhaps it was where Timmy had in mind, when he tried to persuade us to spend our collection-money.)
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Worrall’s sweet shop also features in the story David Charles Woodhead and David Charles Jones.
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