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Alf

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
I remember when going to Grans with my Sister she always asked if we wanted a pinch and I always did.

Also after the War Dad & Granda took it.:)
 
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teresa Kurzaj

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Hi Alf, my memories of snuff are when we lived at witton rd we had as you would call today a conservatory built,The chappy who built it took snuff and myself and my brother used to collect his discarded snuff tins. I cant remember his name but he was totally bald and i can remeber he said his hair fell out when he lost his wife
 

mofly

proper brummie kid
used to work at a firm called Singleton and Cole, main office Essex St. They were cigarette wholesalers also sold fancy goods. Had a snuff factory in New Canel St. top end not the Dogs home end. Sent snuff to many ex-pats in U.S.A. and a couple in Australia. Did you know you could get snuff coloured handkerchiefs, also different flavours of snuff including Lavender for the ladies.
 

Alf

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Nice memories Teresa & Mofly.:)

Mofly I see you are still using your e-mail address:(
 
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Catkin

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SNUFF night at The Boot Sutton Coldfield

On Friday nights some years ago (we selected few) friends, would take snuff all kinds, most came from a shop in the city which specialised in snuff and tobacco, we also tried to out-do each other by bringing along something that no-one else had ever tried or tasted, GREAT FUN.

I really miss those Friday nights
 

dav19390

master brummie
On my desk, alongside my keyboard, I have a round metal tin with the label Hedges L260 Snuff - white background, black lettering. I keep paper clips and drawing pins in it now.

Underneath the logo, it says Hedges L260 Snuff Ltd, Birmingham, England.

My grandfather took snuff and I expect it was a tin he bought, so that would put it 1940-1950 or even earlier.

So, with Singleton & Cole, it would seem that there were two snuff companies in Birmingham.
 

Di.Poppitt

master brummie
One of my grannies took snuff, my mother was horrified when she came with us to the pictures and sniffed away. :Aah:

Alfie do you remember Turf cigarettes, I so wanted my dad to smoke them because the cards were of Film Stars.
 

Charlie

knows nowt
My uncle took snuff and his nostrils were permanently brown (brown nosing?)
It was better than the stuff they sniff up their noses these days anyway!:Aah:
 

Alf

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Di yes the Turf but they didn't have real cards they were printed on the insert of the packet and you had to cut them out.:)
 
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Catkin

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

There was SNUFF and there was Snuff...Mmmmmmmmmmmm
 

Alf

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Yes I was right upset they were not right but we collected them for swops at school:)
 
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Brenda Barr Phillips

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My grandparents had a newsagents in Church Lane..any body remember the Coates's...this was around the 1930-40s...and they sold snuff l was always facinated how in was weighed out on the scales, l know they would be knocked up many a night by a customer who could'nt sleep unless they had a bag of snuff under their pillow but i'm sure most of it went up their nose...l remember as a child we knew this lady out of Telford Street who use snuff and of course being kids we were always curious so one day she had us line up put some menthol snuff on the back of our hands and told us to take a good sniff all at once....WELL you can imagine what happened our noses burned our eyes watered up not to mention how lightheaded we all got and l'm sure a few tears were shed too....but it cured us at least it cured me...never again. Brenda
 

Eric Gibson

master brummie
I/ve mentioned this before I think , my Cousin Victor Biddle worked for and later took over ownership of Sanders Chemists in Potters Hill They packed snuff on the premises and marketed it in tins as 'Sanders Snuff'. E.
 
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Catkin

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Ground tobacco and a tad of spice.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmATISHOOOOOOOOO
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Alf

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
I rolled it up in a Cigarette paper once when I knew it was tobacco and it didn't work:Aah:

Only joking:dlb:
 

Alf

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
I'm seeing Brown Di are you didn't like Blue very much only with Claret:)
 
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