This week I have an apology to make folks, as after some arm chair sleuthing I haven't been able to find out hardly anything about the companies or characters behind either Thornes or Radiance Toffees, hence the reason why I'm grouping them together and the rather brief summary below.
|The blue tin was brought for me by my Dad when I was little|
Both the Henry Thorne Company Ltd and the Radiance Company were based in South Yorkshire, with the Thornes factory located in Lady Lane in Leeds and the Radiance factory in Doncaster. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the production of foodstuffs in South Yorkshire was one of the important industries central to the local economy alongside engineering, metal founderies, mining.
|This tin once held the very glamourous sounding 'Riviera Assortment' - I wonder what the flavours were?|
As mentioned in my previous post about Blue Bird Toffee, image was all important as the market was full of confectionery firms selling toffee products. Thornes used the charming logo of a little girl telling a dog that the toffees were "Too good for you, Spot!" between the 1920s and 30s. Very cute!
|This was a 5p jumble sale bargain a couple of years ago!|
Well that's just about wraps it up!
Sorry its a bit sparse this week, but at least the tins are lovely to look at!