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beachcomber Lyr Req: Little Willie's Wild Woodbines (27) RE: Lyr Req: Little Willie's Wild Woodbines 28 Dec 18

I remember the "Fi'penny Woodbine" ,(ie one old penny per fag). Five very skinny little cigarettes, side by side in a little paper bag with slightly re-inforced corners. These were the cheapest unit of WILD WOODBINE Cigarettes that could be purchased. As little lads, my brother and I would collect the empty packets to fill with clay from the garden and have them as little sacks of produce on our toy lorries. Great innocent times they were. An Aunt on holidays from England, who worked in J.Lyons & Co Cafe, at Marble Arch, unknown to us , emptied out two little "bags" and refilled them with a WHOLE POUND NOTE in each. My mother nearly fainted when she discovered them (Times were a bit hard here too, during WW2.

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