Savages sweet shop

Articles, pictures and photographs of the working places of Warrenpoint. From shops, to pubs hotels & clubs and everything in-between
This section is kindly sponsored by The Whistledown Hotel Warrenpoint
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
Brian
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10472
Joined: Sun May 06, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Warrenpoint
Contact:

Savages sweet shop

#1 Post by Brian » Thu May 10, 2007 1:54 pm

Well, I did Morton's so its only fair we mention "Savages" :lol:

In my younger days, we were not allowed to go across the road on our own, so it was a big adventure when we did get over, my memories were of wooden seats and small tables on the right, where the "big boys and girls" would be sitting chatting and drinking coke out of the bottle with straws.

Mary or the mother would be behind the counter, serving and keeping a close eye (and ear) on the ones at the tables, woe betide any one of them that swore or spoke out of place :shock:

I remember the old wooden counter with the glass displays, and like Morton's the rows of jars across the back wall. We would gaze in wonderment at all the expensive sweets we could not afford (those such as raspberry ruffles and chocolate Brazil's etc.) but we were quite happy to settle for 2oz of sherbet lemons, and 2oz of Brandy balls mixed in the same bag.

It used to be bedlam in there when the panto was on at break time :lol: how Mary kept her cool i'll never know :D

User avatar
Brian
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10472
Joined: Sun May 06, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Warrenpoint
Contact:

#2 Post by Brian » Thu May 10, 2007 1:54 pm

Follow up by "dude"

The difference between Savages and Morton's was that Savages seem to be for the bigger boys and also it seem to be a meeting place were you could spend hours talking about current issues. I seem to remember I always had to fight my way in to get to the counter squeezing between older boys and girls.

User avatar
Brian
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10472
Joined: Sun May 06, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Warrenpoint
Contact:

#3 Post by Brian » Thu May 10, 2007 1:55 pm

Image

rory
Member
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:31 pm

#4 Post by rory » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:35 pm

This brings back loads of great memories, having to pay money to the SWEAR box if Mary caught you swearing.
As for drinking coke with straws it was the only shop where you could get one bottle and four straws!!! :P
you knew you were getting to be one of the big boys/girls when you could get sitting at the tables.
Only for Mary a lot of young people would have been in trouble as she seemed to be everyone's agony aunt.

User avatar
bandsman
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 684
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:36 pm
Location: Warrenpoint

#5 Post by bandsman » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:29 pm

was talking to Mary Savage this evening telling her all about the stories about her shop on this website. She did not know that their was a photo of her shop. She had some great stories.

User avatar
Liz
Member
Member
Posts: 3521
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:11 pm
Location: Warrenpoint

Re: Savages sweet shop

#6 Post by Liz » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:52 pm

Mary Savage's shop was a haven for the towns teenagers for many years. I was one of the many older boys and girls Brian had to fight his way through to get to the counter. Mary deserves a medal for providing a place which holds so many happy memories for youngsters of my generation. Spent many happy hours in "Marys". We don't often get the opportunity to say thank you to people like Mary who I believe is an unsung hero of our town. So, heres to a very "salubrious" woman who merits our many thanks and best wishes. :flowers: >:d<

User avatar
the gap
Member
Member
Posts: 3226
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:01 pm
My real name: Art Gallagher
Location: Ostrohe GERMANY

Re: Savages sweet shop

#7 Post by the gap » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:03 pm

and 20 HEDGES AND DITCHES AND ANOTHER ONE OF MARYS SAYINGS SWEET VAIL OF AVOCA. :rotfl:

User avatar
Liz
Member
Member
Posts: 3521
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:11 pm
Location: Warrenpoint

Re: Savages sweet shop

#8 Post by Liz » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:13 pm

and "God give me strength and perseverance" for God only knows I need it! :>

Post Reply

Return to “Factories, Shops, Offices & Other Buildings”