Caught on camera - Woolorths colleagues working on the firm's signature pic'n'mix department in the 1950s. At the time the sweets were sold by the quarter pound (114g) at three different price points, 5d (2¼p), 7d (2¾p) and 10d (4½p)
The glass pic'n'mix island counter in the new look Portsmouth store in 1950. As well as wrapped sweets, the display includes loose nuts, mis-shape chocolates and broken biscuits. Close inspection shows a sign with the words "POINTS FREE" indicating that one or more products on show was exempt from rationing which was still in effect at the time.
For comparison this picture shows the weigh-out sweets counter and its staff in the much smaller store at Pier Road, Erith, Kent
Friendly service was also evident in the Northwich, Cheshire store in the mid Fifties