23rd November 2016

We’ve just had a relaxing couple of days away, staying at Marysville.  On the way back, in Yea,  I acquired this circa 1970 Plaistowe tin.  It will make a nice container for my kookaburra buttons!

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Hugh Plaistowe (1870 – 1935) was born in London and worked in his father’s confectionery business.  Around 1895 he came to Perth and continued in this trade in partnership with Mr J. Hobbs.  A new factory was opened in 1915 and by 1930 was producing over 400 types of chocolates, lollies, cocoa, icing sugar and fruit peel.  The company was bought by Nestle in 1990.

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These pictures are from The Daily Mail and the Western Mail scanned into Trove.

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