Here's Bretts which pulled in customers when it was in both Lynn Street and then the Middleton Grange shopping centre indoor market in Hartlepool. The end of an era came in 2001 but many people still remember its aniseed rocks, brittle toffee and cough drops.
Here's Bretts which pulled in customers when it was in both Lynn Street and then the Middleton Grange shopping centre indoor market in Hartlepool. The end of an era came in 2001 but many people still remember its aniseed rocks, brittle toffee and cough drops.

Which was the best sweet shop when you were young? Take a look at our 15 retro photos

From mix-ups to sherbert dips. There’s nothing quite like a sweet shop for those childhood memories.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 4:00 pm

But which was your Hartlepool favourite? Was it Bretts or Woolworths.

Was it Stalleys, Gunns, Sweet Dreams or the Rock Shop?

We have got a selection of 15 photos to take you through sweet shops from all eras including the present.

Whether you loved a gobstopper or a toffee apple, take a look at our photo selection and see if your own favourite is there.

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