What did you buy with a penny on the way home from school? 

As a child, pocket money from your parents was designed to instil a respect for hard work and an appreciation
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As a child, pocket money from your parents was designed to instil a respect for hard work and an appreciation for the effort involved in earning your way in the world.

After a week’s chores a trip to the corner-store with friends was a popular and rewarding way to enjoy your spoils.

Some of the popular penny lollies at the corner-store were Cobbers, Freckles, Rasberry Jubes, Clinkers and Gobstoppers. If you you preferred to save for a rainy day and splurge, a ‘thruppence’ bought you a small ice-cream and a sixpence could buy you a ticket to the cinemas on a Saturday.

What did you buy with your hard-earned penny on the way home from school?

 

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