#129 – The Popman!

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Who remembers the Popman?

Who even had one?

Did they exist outside the North of England?

Growing up in the 60s and 70s, a visit from the Popman was almost as exciting as one from the ice cream van. (But not quite.)

Two bottles of Dandelion & Burdock, a bottle of Lucozade and a bottle of Cream Soda, please. (You’d even get money back for returning empties.)

I don’t suppose there’s any call for them any more what with the advent of supermarkets.

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10 responses to “#129 – The Popman!

  1. You lucky thing having a Popman in your life. I’d have been his best customer if he had been around me!

  2. Who even drank the cream soda?! I loved our pop man. Lemonade from him (always cola and D&B too) and ice cream from the ‘Robinson’s’ van. Nana would send us out with a mixing bowl to ask for ten scoops (and an oyster shell for her). So we could make ice cream floats. Bliss. šŸ™‚

  3. Reblogged this on artminx and commented:
    The fondest of memories…

  4. I don’t remember a Popman down in the south-east, but I do remember being addicted to Lucozade.

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