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The Good Ship Lollipop

Celebrating a century of pic'n'mix weigh-out candy at Woolworth's


It was the defining range of the High Street stores for almost 100 years and a feature of childhood for five generations. We hardly had any sweets left in the Museum by the time we had made this short film. Enjoy!


The backing music is by the Rhythm Masters and is taken from Woolworth's Crown Record No. 3A from 1935.
You can download a copy for private use from our Crown Jukebox.

We've embedded the film using HTML5 video and video.js. Recent versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome are supported. Click the 'CC' icon for audio description for the hearing impaired. Enjoy the film!

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Video by 3D and 6D Pictures Ltd for the Woolworths Museum


Shortcuts to related Woolworths Museum content

Pic'n'Mix and Sweets Gallery

Yankee Doodle Candy    Tuppence a Quarter    Visit a 1930s Sweet Factory

Rationing in World War II   A new world - the 1950s    Building a legend

Europe's biggest sweet shop     Candy Kings?    The Good Ship Lollipop

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Pic'n'Mix and Sweets Gallery     Home Page    Interactive


A pre-war pic'n'mix display