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On 02/12/2011 at 15:50, mickypotts said:

Does anyone remember the sweet shop at the top end across from the wharton that sold tabs loose for I think tuppence a piece for a players No. 6 then you would become a member of the smokers club behind the gym at westridge, Danny Douglas would always have his list of culprits show their hands for nicotine stains...... brings back the old adage " oh howay man gis a drag!!!!

I never remember Binks shop next to Whitley memorial selling tabs to kids though, any one else know of these cancer causing sweet shops??

I never smoked ,so negatory on thi tab front,but Binksies,next ti thi Whitley schyuul,selt "Carbine" powder ti kids if they said it was for their Dad's Carbine lamp..!

Even when naked flame contrivances were banned through the country,the Doctor Pit at Bedlington remained a "Naked flame lamp" mine,so Binks' supplied the

Calcium Carbinate powder....only thing was....it was more deadly in kids' hands than tabs!!......I nearly blew the aad coal-hoose door of it's hinges one day,during

an experiment that went badly wrang!!![aged aboot ll years-ish!!]

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