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 'Father' Holmes asked me to take over running the tuck shop.  He  felt that the profits weren't great enough taking into account the size of the  turnover.  So I went in, but I don't think the profits increased.  In my view the habit of eating some of the 'profits' this was strongly linked to the fact that the Tuck shop boys were paid just 10/- a term for the task, whereas the lab boys were paid 10/- a week. Certainly I ate my share.  Dave 'Tufty' Pope (1956-1964)

I remember enjoying frozen 'jubblies' (orange drinks in a cardboard tetrahedral package - these are still available! - frozen mars bars (far more enjoyable than the unfrozen one's and much better than the mars ice-creams now available), wagon wheels (much larger than those presently available), jammy dodgers - but I have no idea of prices, range of stock, number of sellers nor can I recall the times of opening (presumably lunch and dinner nor of how one was selected for this enjoyable task)  Graham Tall  (1955-1963)

I also helped to run the Tuck Shop, together with Steve Regis and Nigel Nickerson. One of our innovations was a toasting machine which consisted of a tubular bar, from an electric fire, which was swung to and fro on a flex. The bread was placed on a tin lid below. I wonder if this would pass the 'health and safety' regs these days? The toast sold quite well in winter.   Richard Adkins

The school Tuck Shop provided the other supply of nutrition that the school dinner and the morning milk did not. Deep frozen Mars bars were popular in the summer. It was located close to Spike Jackson’s class room with a window opening to the play ground and provided a good training ground for budding entrepreneurs who could find ways to make a little profit. The accounts were “verified” by Spike at one time, perhaps due to the proximity of the Tuck Shop to his classroom.               Michael Eakins (1958)