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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 31st October, 2021)

The finished job

The finished job
P-a-D on September 20th showed the gable-end sign being spruced up. Note the boss’ car registration.

Photo: David Long  (Sony DSC-RX10M3)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 31st October 2021 at 00:41

still one of my favourite toffees. noticed the registration. Now what is the car make. Looks like it might be a Tesla. They are as common as muck over here in Canada.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 31st October 2021 at 01:29

Here on the Island I have a huge bottle of Uncle Joe's, slowly going down. I cannot reveal how I got it, but my friends love it.
Imagine, thousands of miles from Wigan !

Comment by: Wiganer on 31st October 2021 at 06:13

The works looks like terrace houses converted.
The bosses car number plate registration is illegal if all the letters and numbers are all together. TOllFEE T011 FEE

Comment by: Mick on 31st October 2021 at 06:46

I would never give away to who I was by having my name on my car number plate.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 31st October 2021 at 07:33

A good job, done well.
Shows that an old building can be maintained well.

Comment by: Veronica on 31st October 2021 at 07:57

Looks very clean and spruced up. Much better than the pie 'factory' the other day. Good example of recycling an old building. I take it the new building behind is an extension of Uncle Joe's Mint Balls.

Comment by: Veronica on 31st October 2021 at 08:14

Brilliant Idea Uncle Joe for the reg. number plate and it's good for recycling.

Comment by: DavidH on 31st October 2021 at 08:31

Or could be an Everton fan.

Comment by: John B on 31st October 2021 at 09:23

1D10T seems appropriate for Mick

Comment by: Anne on 31st October 2021 at 10:08

Car looks like a Porsche Cayman. Almost as good as the mint balls.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 31st October 2021 at 10:27

The modern building to the right is Caxton House, owned by the same Housing Association as the restored Coops building just visible in the gap between the buildings. The factory does have another half - running the width of Caxton House behind the section visible here, facing Chequeurs Street, which runs between it and the Coops building.

Comment by: Brendell on 31st October 2021 at 10:43

Have to have my fix of Uncle Joes even in Norfolk. I get mine from one of those old fashioned sweet shops in Kings Lynn.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 31st October 2021 at 11:21

Brendell...thanks for the tip. I have never thought of going to our local old fashioned sweet shop for some Uncle Joe's... in our quaint little town beside the sea in Norfolk !

Comment by: Veronica on 31st October 2021 at 12:55

I bet you have a Parish Council as well Helen...

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 31st October 2021 at 13:17

The car is a Tesla 3. It's registration number is T10 FFE. It looks nothing like a Porsche Gayman.

Comment by: Anne on 31st October 2021 at 13:51

Not a Porsche, looked on a bigger screen, decidedly not.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 31st October 2021 at 14:44

Looks like a Model 3 to me, could be wrong

Comment by: Pw on 31st October 2021 at 15:21

The reg looks like T10 FEE,a Tesla.

Comment by: Pat McC on 31st October 2021 at 17:44

Our sweet shop in Cardigan are out of Uncle Joe's. I was told that they couldn't get them. Shall have to ask them why when I go in next.
Lovely old building.

Comment by: Ray on 31st October 2021 at 18:02

I have just checked on the Gov.UK website, and the car, T10 FEE is a Tesla,
an electric motor.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 31st October 2021 at 18:27

They definitely aren't as good as they used to be. That's Uncle Joe's Mint Balls,not Teslas.
Along with that, Uncle Joes Mint Balls are not 'toffees', they're 'hard boiled sweets'. Why does he have that registration when it's not relevant to their main product? They don't even make toffee.
"The Toffee Works" - indeed!

Comment by: Mentha de Santosi Teslano on 31st October 2021 at 20:33

What do you think Toffee is - it's boiled sugar and can be boiled up to 309 degrees Fahrenheit, then you can add either citric or tartaric acid, Santus' use the latter along with peppermint oil or other flavourings depending on the toffees being produced.

Hard Crack
Example of Candy: Toffee
Temperature (in Degrees Fahrenheit): 295 to 309
Percentage of Sugar Concentrate: 99%
from The Toffee Works

George (Hindley) do I detect a very strong smell of jealousy in your post.?
Good luck to them I say, as they have always done and still do work hard!

Comment by: Broady on 31st October 2021 at 20:34

Don’t like them myself. The Dentists friend.

Comment by: Pw on 31st October 2021 at 20:41

Come on George.I lived in Hindley and we called all sweets toffees.

Comment by: Kath on 31st October 2021 at 21:17

Never liked them,or any kind of boiled sweets.Prefer chocolate or caramels.

Comment by: James Hanson on 31st October 2021 at 21:37

George is correct.
Hard boiled sweets are made fromwhuite sugar, glucose syrup, colour and flavourings.
Toffee is made from brown sugar and butter.
Hard boiled sweets are brittle and hard.
Toffee is chewy, relatively soft and can evenbe runny.
Different products, made differently and given different names (to help people know they are not the same?)

Comment by: Bill on 31st October 2021 at 21:46

If you ever had toffee coupons you would like any sweets!

Comment by: Thomas (Tom)Walsh. on 31st October 2021 at 22:11

The joint Managing Directors are John and Antony Winnard, Williams Santus great nephews. They are two of the nicest people you could wish to meet; they have worked tirelessly to make the firm what it is today . Uncle Joe's can be bought all over the world thanks to their efforts . The firm moved into these premises in 1919.

Comment by: Ray on 31st October 2021 at 22:38

Because I am not a local, even though I have lived in Pemberton for 55 years, I always thought toffee was a confection that was chewable, unlike
Uncle Joes Mintballs that were hard bolied sweet. Local people refer to
sweets in general as toffee.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st November 2021 at 22:39

Well, being seasonably topical - toffee apples have a brittle toffee coating...

Comment by: Brendell on 2nd November 2021 at 09:14

We do have Parish Councils here in Norfolk in fact I have been a Parish Councilor in my village for 23 years.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd November 2021 at 15:20

I have been to a lovely little village in Norfolk many times Brendell over the years. You probably know it, as it is Walsingham and whilst staying there been on some lovely outings all around there. The skies over that part of the country seem bigger than anywhere else in England. Lovely countryside and seaside.

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