& Co, once among the 10 largest firms
in the U.K., is now part of a past era.
There are a diminishing number of people
who have fond memories of those times. If
you are among them, the L23 Community may
be of interest to you.
you remember eating in a Lyons Teashop in
the High Street, similar to the one shown
alongside. Or you may remember the 'Lyons
Cakes' signs outside a village shop. Or,
it could be you were served by a Nippy
waitress before WWII. Very likely you
enjoyed drinking cups of Lyons Tea, or a
slice of Lyons Individual Pie.
we can't bring any of these facilities
back for you but we can make a few
suggestions of places you may like to
visit. Here are one or two examples. To
read more either click on the images or
the headings below.
is a reasinably large site with more than
1600 pages and images. For a general visit
this page will provide you with general
access. If you are researching a specific
subject we suggest you visit the Site
through a list of different Lyons cakes.
See how many you can
a Teashop. Where
you can walk up to the counter, collect a
tray and take food. Pay your bill and
carry yout tray to a table on an uostair's
floor. Sit down and consume your food.
See images of the
various sets of cards issued with Lyons
food - mainly tea and ice cream.
a Teashop Porter for a
day. "The tea
counter wasn't too bad, but could become
pressured as the demand for tea and coffee
increased." This is one of our many
- whjich one is close
to your interests and right for your
pocket. Which will provide the service you
seek and suit your plans best? Assuming
you were in the past, that is.
Maid Ice Cream
How many of the, once
popular, querky named ice cream items can
you remember. Flip through the listings to
. See all those
colourful funky badges/buttons. Check if
there are any you owned yourself.
Remember those clever
'Where's George' ads? There were dozens of
them. Find several here.
anything from tea
tins,; playing cards, tarrif sheets; trade
cards and buttons. You name it - it's