Memories of sweet shop bygone days

PUBLISHED: 16:30 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 13:30 04 May 2010

I WAS most interested to see Sid Merry and Chris Tarrant photographed in your newspaper. I well remember Sid when we were school boys together at Silver Street Boys School in the late 1930s. The headmaster was Mr Thrower. I think it was Sid who provided

I WAS most interested to see Sid Merry and Chris Tarrant photographed in your newspaper. I well remember Sid when we were school boys together at Silver Street Boys School in the late 1930s.

The headmaster was Mr Thrower. I think it was Sid who provided him with replacement canes from the riverside when the old ones wore out! I wonder if Sid will remember me? I lived at our sweet shop, next door to Bedford House in St Mary's Street, which was a girls' high school in those days.

ROGER SYKES by email

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