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Clinning and Sons Ltd mineral water manufacturers,  Coleridge Road, Blackpool, in 1935 with horse-drawn carts and motor trucks ready to make deliveries. Today the premises house Boococks glass merchants.

Clinning and Sons Ltd mineral water manufacturers, Coleridge Road, Blackpool, in 1935 with horse-drawn carts and motor trucks ready to make deliveries. Today the premises house Boococks glass merchants.

THEY are getting ready to deliver the pop by horse-drawn cart and motor truck in this 1935 photograph taken outside Clinning and Sons mineral water manufacturers, Coleridge Road, Blackpool.

Sharing the scene with readers is Tony Hornby, of Mill Lane, Staining, who says his late father Ernest is one of the delivery men pictured.

The photograph was found in family posssesions when Tony was making arrangements for his mother Nora, who will be 93 in March, to go into a care home.

Tony says: “My dad was born in 1917 in Fenton Road, just a few streets away from Clinnings and after leaving St Kentigern’s School this was his second job, which he had for 29 years.

“He delivered the pop by horse and cart to Poulton. After the First World War he returned to Clinnings, where he mixed and bottled the drinks.”

Tony, 70, says: “I remember as a child helping him with the labelling on Saturdays and during school holidays and my favourite flavours were Sarsaparilla and Dandelion and Burdock.”

The bottles might have gone, but today the building still houses plenty of glass, as the premises of Boococks glass merchants.

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