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?