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Oldbury couple: We still own one of the world's smallest tubes

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: June 04, 2014

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RE the stories and letters in The Bugle about the smallest tube at Accles & Pollock's.

We are proud to say we still have one in our family. My dad, Elijah Hawthorne, worked there from leaving school till he retired – always in the warehouse.

My brother worked at Accles from leaving school till he joined the Navy.

I worked in the correspondence department from 14 years old and I married Major Scott's secretary.

I don't think we realised how happy times were then.

Getting back to the smallest tube – it is wonderful to have and hard to believe that something like that was possible back then.

It's a lovely talking point and takes you back in time. Since becoming part of Sandwell we seem to have lost a lot of our Oldbury identity which is sad, so we should hold on to memories that are precious and will never happen again.

At least the Black Country Bugle keeps things like this alive which is so important.

So thanks for all the memories The Bugle brings back to us.

Joan Bridges,

63 Junction Street,

Brades Village,


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