You mean this load of Coddswallop..?The screw-top Corona bottles were innovations to me, I remember Corona when it had ( I think) ceramic and rubber stoppers held in place by a metal clip type of thing which could be damaging to greedy little fingers. (I think Corona may have originally had the sort of pop bottle which contained a marble to hold in the fizz, but that was before my time.
Tizer, now, DID have screw top stoppers, but they were still ceramic and rubber.
I had an uncle in County Durham who worked for Cameron's brewery (In West Auckland?) and he used to drive the delivery lorries. He was a surly, morose man, but that was easily forgiven when you remembered he would often drop off a crate of "broken" pop bottles at your Gran's.
Yes they did. Me mum used to get a dozen assorted bottles every Wednesday afternoon (in a wooden crate) until she walked in on my middle brother and a friend having a competition to see who could down a (pop bottle sized) bottle quickest, and six-years-younger me trying to keep up.Did they do Dandelion and Burdock?
Aged about 5 we found a 5 gallon container of Nettle Beer brewed by my mates grandmother in her garage.We had Corona delivered. One xmas when I was 7 or 8, I wanted Cherryade, but none left. I was given a glass of lemonade with a dash of Port to colour it. All good. An our later, I was found in the pantry having downed half a pint of port with a lemonade top. Quite a bit giggly and out of it for the rest of the day and set a dangerous precedent. Loved Port ever after.
Blimey. I'd forgotten all about the Alpine lorry. I wasn't allowed to drink that shit. The road where I lived appears to have shrunk since. It seemed massive when I was a nipper. It's a wonder the driver managed to negotiate the double-parked Cortinas, Escorts and Vivas in a TK.I remember the pop wagons had a low-slung look about them. They were made like that to keep the c of g low.
We had the Haunted Tank. It was hardcore WW II tank action that stirred the blood of this young warrior. I wonder if my mam had saved any of the comic books I had as they seem to command a generous price on ePay these days.