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Paul Marvin

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Posted: 17/12/2016 17:33:30
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My Wife spotted a tiny piece of card poking out from under some rubble and after a bit of delicate excavation revealed these, obviously a miner had a break and a smoke whilst he read the paper.



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Are Parky Planes as they were known still manufactured ???

PS we were NOT diving
IP: 2.101.252.5 Edited: 17/12/2016 18:20:47 by Paul Marvin
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Posted: 17/12/2016 18:12:16
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Guessing Park Lane and Park Drive fags were different manufacturers brands? IP: 86.184.62.252
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Posted: 17/12/2016 18:14:47
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Park Drive were VERY strong fags that the working class smoked including women one of my late granddad smoked them as for park lane never heard on them they were probably for the posh people Smile IP: 2.101.252.5
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Posted: 17/12/2016 20:19:36
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Careful looking through old piles of newspapers on mine floors, they often got recycled into smelly uses. IP: 87.224.72.55
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Posted: 17/12/2016 20:53:04
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Paul Marvin wrote:

Park Drive were VERY strong fags that the working class smoked including women one of my late granddad smoked them as for park lane never heard on them they were probably for the posh people Smile


Appears 'Park Lane' is/was popular in India.

http://allartsindia.com/product/india-old-tin-sign-park-lane-cigarette/
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Posted: 17/12/2016 22:24:14
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Parky's were the only smokes that came in 5's around that time as I remember - blue for tipped, red for un-tipped. 1/- for 5.

Players No.6 were 2/- for ten (4/- for 20), rougher (and smaller) No.10s were slightly cheaper - again in packs of 10 (or 20).

As a 14 year old these were the smokes of choice - Parky's if you were really hard up!
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Posted: 17/12/2016 22:24:36
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Crying was pretty confident Miles Wink IP: 2.101.252.5
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Posted: 17/12/2016 22:27:23
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Soverin came in fives for a short while I used to buy them for my other grandad gold packet they were in IP: 2.101.252.5
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Posted: 17/12/2016 22:43:18
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Woodbine were available in the 50s in packets of five. The local shop keeper would split a pack and sell at a penny halfpenny each to any kid old enough to ask.Big Grin Halcyon days.
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Posted: 17/12/2016 23:49:58
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Senior Service were of a similar ilk to Park Drive.
Very strong & un-tipped & came in packs of 10. My grandma smoked 'em !

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IP: 2.31.178.179 Edited: 17/12/2016 23:51:19 by Mr.C
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Posted: 18/12/2016 08:24:48
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Morlock wrote:

Woodbine were available in the 50s in packets of five. The local shop keeper would split a pack and sell at a penny halfpenny each to any kid old enough to ask.Big Grin Halcyon days.


When I was at school the local corner shop would sell you a single fag and three matches!
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Posted: 18/12/2016 11:53:58
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IIRC Domino fags came in packets of 3 in the 50s. Can't remember how much they were. You could get bookmatches for 1d. IP: 86.185.51.74
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Posted: 18/12/2016 12:20:33
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oh yeh forgot about the woodbine and senior service , and the school shop where i went also use to sell individual fags and three matches , to the school kids Crying hope they dont do it now Angry IP: 2.101.252.5
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Posted: 18/12/2016 13:26:33
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What about 'Capstan Full Strength'. Woodbines locally called 'Coffin Nails'

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Posted: 18/12/2016 15:35:09
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are all these brads still available ? I think the absolute worse ones for being strong were the french Gitanes IP: 2.101.252.5
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Posted: 18/12/2016 15:49:12
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Paul Marvin wrote:

are all these brads still available ? I think the absolute worse ones for being strong were the french Gitanes


Senior Service & Woodbine are still about.

http://www.mysmokingshop.co.uk/index2.php?mod=catman&nc=CIGARETTES&cat=79

As are Capstan Full.

https://www.johnnystobacconist.co.uk/product/capstan-cigarettes/?age-verified=b4b0896114



IP: 86.184.62.252 Edited: 18/12/2016 15:57:28 by Morlock
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Posted: 18/12/2016 16:46:11
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Bloomin heck I have just clocked the price of them now Shocked

The caspstans are out of stock and they were even dearer
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Posted: 18/12/2016 19:53:44
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Morlock wrote:

Paul Marvin wrote:

are all these brads still available ? I think the absolute worse ones for being strong were the french Gitanes


Senior Service & Woodbine are still about.

http://www.mysmokingshop.co.uk/index2.php?mod=catman&nc=CIGARETTES&cat=79

As are Capstan Full.

https://www.johnnystobacconist.co.uk/product/capstan-cigarettes/?age-verified=b4b0896114





I see they stock Park Drive (red-untipped) in 20s too....though I have no desire to revisit that part of my youth!!
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Posted: 18/12/2016 20:33:11
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B175 wrote:

Morlock wrote:

Paul Marvin wrote:

are all these brads still available ? I think the absolute worse ones for being strong were the french Gitanes


Senior Service & Woodbine are still about.

http://www.mysmokingshop.co.uk/index2.php?mod=catman&nc=CIGARETTES&cat=79

As are Capstan Full.

https://www.johnnystobacconist.co.uk/product/capstan-cigarettes/?age-verified=b4b0896114





I see they stock Park Drive (red-untipped) in 20s too....though I have no desire to revisit that part of my youth!!



No me neither
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Posted: 18/12/2016 20:51:49
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I'm ashamed to say that I celebrated my last day at junior school, aged 11, with a Park Drive, stolen from my mate's dad's packet. We shared it and then puked up. Later, I came to love them, but not for that long. I did still get Senior Service until not that long ago, as well as Capstans. The thing with strong fags is that you don't actually smoke many of them - unlike the weedy shite like Silk Cut that folks would literally chain-smoke to try and get a buzz off.

No-one ever discusses the effects of cigarettes in the public arena, which may be why such other conundrums also go undiscussed.
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