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Englands oldest sweet shop 2 of 2

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Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 28 June 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

On a recent visit to Yorkshire my Son and Daughter-in-Law took us to this lovely village in the Yorkshire Dales so we had to visit the sweet shop, which just happens to be the oldest in England.
This is just some of the lovely selection of sweets they had for sale.

Canon EOS 500D 1/100 second F/3.5 ISO 1600 18 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, happy memories of sweets displayed in jars like that when a penny went a long way . . now, where did I put my teeth ?

28 Jun 2012 5:35am

@Ronnie 2¢: It's ok there are plenty in the jars that you can suck !

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

and you were just visiting for professional reasons eh?):-

28 Jun 2012 5:53am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I'm so glad you included an interior view. I love dark chocolate so I'm sure they have that in there somewhere. I notice the females seem to like over the shoulder purses. Interesting.

28 Jun 2012 6:03am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very interesting photo, tones and atmosphere

28 Jun 2012 6:46am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Do I see someone buying chocolate?..............nice one, quickly, quickly.

28 Jun 2012 6:52am

@Nigel: She said don't tell, what happens in Yorkshire stays in Yorkshire

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

c'est très British ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


28 Jun 2012 6:55am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent capture of the light and plenty of choice here for all tastes!

28 Jun 2012 7:38am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Smell the nostalgia!

28 Jun 2012 8:08am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

That is a lot.. lovely shot

28 Jun 2012 8:54am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I'm in heaven, what a lovely atmosphere you captured

28 Jun 2012 9:07am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It's nice to read the word welcome on the screen. A great picture full of placid everyday ... a hug, Adela

28 Jun 2012 9:21am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A real "Open all hours" shop. Watch out for Arkwright's till! What did you buy?

28 Jun 2012 10:20am

@CElliottUK: My very favourite, chocolate coconut ice, and my lovely Daughter-in-law introduced me to sour plooms they were really yummy !

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great capture of the inside old store !

28 Jun 2012 10:26am

Roman from Roman, Austria

yummy yummy - the enemy of all diets

28 Jun 2012 11:31am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

What can I get for a penny mister, A penny bar, or 2 black jacks, or 2 bananas... His name was Mr Jones, from a time when shopkeepers wore a brown coat. In Chester city there is a shop just like yours.

28 Jun 2012 11:42am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

wow - brings back many memories of drooling while trying to decide what to buy and more importantly in what combinations.

28 Jun 2012 11:54am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaa!! il est superbe ce magasin!! j'adore cette photo!!!!!!bravo!

28 Jun 2012 12:33pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

I'll take that and that and that over there...
Beautiful inside shot...lighting is superb!

28 Jun 2012 12:34pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Until recently we had a candy shop right across the river from us. Your image reminds me of days when my children (all now grown) and I walked across the bridge and they would eagerly spend their pennies and nickels. Brings back fond memories.

28 Jun 2012 12:39pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Love the jars lined up under the welcome sign...and the interaction going on between the people...nicely done!

28 Jun 2012 1:08pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

It has a timeless feel about it. A warm and interesting composition of light and dark and of people there, so interactive and well, maybe a little high on sweets.

28 Jun 2012 1:27pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Oh I love such shops .. I am a chococandiholic :)

28 Jun 2012 1:43pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Oh, it looks so cozy in there.... all the jars are really cool! You would have to be very disciplined to go into that little shop. A really nice photo Doug, I enjoyed!

28 Jun 2012 2:05pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

eine Riesen Auswahl an Süßigkeiten. Wunderbar im Licht.

28 Jun 2012 2:13pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Beautiful. This is candy in the jars?

28 Jun 2012 2:17pm

@gerard1948: Oh yes every jar has some wonderfully different type of sweet.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The atmosphere is wonderful inside, very well captured with these customers and the array of sweets.

28 Jun 2012 2:26pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful photo of this interesting and well supplied sweet shop !!!

28 Jun 2012 6:11pm

Florence from Paris, France

So we're in ! A very pleasant and charming shop indeed ! Totally my kind !

28 Jun 2012 6:12pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I think I just put on a pound looking at this very sweet capture! Well done Doug! ;-)

28 Jun 2012 6:17pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales boy, Germany

I´ll try one of each and a big bag of cinder toffee please !!

28 Jun 2012 6:17pm

Elsabe from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

I will go on a shopping spree in this shop. All the sweets in beautiful glass jars.
How old is this sweet shop ? Must be a few generations.
A beautiful colorful capture of sweet alcoholics in action.

28 Jun 2012 6:27pm

@Elsabe: the date on the doorway of the shop is 1661, take a look at the outside in yesterdays image

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Interesting oldest sweet shop that have so many choice of yummy taste...:-) great image.

28 Jun 2012 6:29pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

In Sweden where I live there was (not that I know) no shops that only sold candy at the time. Here they had to go to the country store where there was both candy, milk, flour, etc. Thanks for showing us here at Am3.

28 Jun 2012 7:28pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

The obsolete charm of the old English stores.

28 Jun 2012 9:23pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Now this is my kind of place! Great shot.

28 Jun 2012 9:39pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

No sour looks or bitter glances allowed in the shop? Could we send the world there?

28 Jun 2012 10:24pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

qu'il y a de la vie dans cette photo, les gens discutent, rient... on achète, on regarde, superbe scène de vie...

28 Jun 2012 11:52pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Charming old world scene; the sweet treats look tasty ~ great photo!

29 Jun 2012 12:10am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the animation on the faces! A lot to choose from! I would definitely have a hard time. Beautiful composition!

29 Jun 2012 1:18am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

So much to choose from, so glad we got inside:)

29 Jun 2012 6:35am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle boutique sueprbe iamge et cpatage fantastique.
Belle journée

29 Jun 2012 8:34am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beautiful!

29 Jun 2012 8:24pm

farideh from rasht, Iran

Nice and Great.

30 Jun 2012 1:28pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Yummy! What a lovely shop.

30 Jun 2012 3:37pm

Linda Bond from near Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This programme was fab. Want to go there to seeluoneds it and experience my childhood all over again. Long time since iv'e enjoyed such a good programme keep it up with note like this regards Linda bond

5 Nov 2012 11:50pm

Linda Bond from near Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Brilliant programme going to make an effort to go there if I can find it. Brought me right back to my childhood as im the same age as Nigel, and loved my child hood. Can we have more of these please, he's brill, thank you do you have a contact email or address for that shop regards Linda bond

5 Nov 2012 11:58pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/100 second
ISO 1600
18 mm