About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Vintage Biscuits

An advert for Huntley & Palmer biscuits scanned from the programme for The Aldershot Tattoo, June 1938. It came as a shock to learn that the huge factory in Reading had closed back in 1976, although the name was later revived for a much smaller operation in Sudbury, Suffolk. I do however recall the jingle, which must go back to the 1960s if not earlier;

"Huntley & Palmers bake 'em, like biscuits ought to be!"


  1. I can just about remember that jingle, along with another that still sticks in my mind..."Beer at home means Davenports..." or, "1001 cleans a big, big carpet, for less than half a crown..."
    I'll get my coat.

  2. Not to mention "Hands that do dishes can be soft as your face, with mild green Fairy Liquid" I think we're getting old!