NOSTALGIA - Sweet memories in Wakefield

A Talbot and Sons - Kate Taylor pic for nostalgia
A Talbot and Sons - Kate Taylor pic for nostalgia

STAFF from A Talbot and Sons are picturedabove. The photo was sent in by local historian Kate Taylor who said the firm was founded in 1890 and was based in Willow Lane, Flanshaw.

It made sweets and specialised in humbugs, Yorkshire mixture, mint imperials and lollipops. It also had a sweet shop on Kirkgate.

The business became a limited company on January 1, 1962 when it was run by Albert and Fred Talbot, grandsons of the founder. Ms Taylor said it could have been taken in the 1930s.