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Alpine Soft Drinks

The Alpine Soft Drinks man used to come round in a sort of converted milk float every week (Wednesday or Thursday), and sell these street by street back in the mid seventies. Alpine Soft Drinks were closer to Corona than Cresta, but they came in the most vivid colours and left you hyper all evening. Alpine Soft Drinks came in the usual flavours - Orangeade, Limeade, Lemonade, Cola, Cherryade and of course Dandelion and Burdock.


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Do You Remember Alpine Soft Drinks?

Do You Remember Alpine Soft Drinks?

  • Anonymous user
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    I do yes there pop was fantastic and dandilion andurdockwasmy favourite,do they still do it now.
  • Anonymous user
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    Just talking about Alpine pop - lived in great wyrley be Cannock and remember banana pop - can anyone else remember this? We didn’t have it very often not sure why.
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes got to be the best pop I ever tasted. I'd like to ask why they stopped trading And also if there would be a chance of starting the business back up again regards Nev.
  • Kazzie
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    I work in Alpine soft drinks in Charlton SE7 in 1979
  • Anonymous user
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    I joined Alpine in 1976 at the age of 20, working in the Cannock vehicle workshop under John Copeland, the mad Irishman! My first day was a baptism of fire as Monday’s were defect days for truck maintenance, where we would load a changeover truck with parts & tools and head off to our designated depot or depots to carry out repairs. The work was hard and the conditions were poor, but the opportunities, working atmosphere and camaraderie kept me working for Alpine until 1990. Having stumbled across this site by accident, it has been a joy reading the comments and bringing back memories of the people mentioned, understandably mostly sales related. I was lucky enough to progress through the ranks, moving to Beeston in 77 then to Cardiff in 79 as an area manager, looking after Swansea, Aberdare, Bristol and Chelmsley Wood, then added London eventually returning to Chemsley Wood in the early 80s when I covered the UK. I was lucky enough to know all of the managers and many of the supervisors including the directors during my employment I too wonder how they are or if they are still with us? Some of the names to jog the memory, Stan Crewe our ultimate leader who famously said plastic bottles will never catch on, he moved to Florida, Tony English who I used to see often in Stratford upon Avon who told me he was still in contact with him, but that was a few years ago. I worked with Alan Taylor on and off until around 2008. Fond memories of the Beech brothers, Cooper man, Pete Brooks, Brian Lucas, Alun Jenkins, Mick Collins, Malcolm Lees, John Middleton, Pete Murray, Wally Room, John Priest, Joe Brown, Kieth Price FD, John Dasent, John Boulton, Neil or Nigel Harvey. Geordie Johnson, Alun Davies. On the transport side, George Aspinall, Trevor Rushworth, Bob Marshall. Ray Surman, Chop Lawson, Brian Kettlewell, Keith Wakefield, Martin Butler, Bob Williams, Barry Hinks, John Orme, apprentice Lee. Production, Alf Hunt, Clem Lewis, Gordon Snelgrove, Billy from Liverpool, Pete Macadam, Robert Ross and the list goes on. I can truly say that there was never a day that I did not want to go to work, for the people, the fun and the sheer experience. It was only when Pedigree sold to a consortium headed by Andrew Greystokes then of City & Westminster and a change to the attitude of door to door selling along with a change of ethos by the new management saw its decline. As they say all good things come to an end.
  • Anonymous user
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    I recall a brown fizzy drink possibly apple ,thought it was the Corona brand as in a big glass bottle with screw cap .Colour of today's apple tango .Can anyone remember the name of it?
  • Anonymous user
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    My grandad and his brother owned Alpine pop.... Pineapple crush was the best thing to be produced
    • Anonymous user
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      I remember my sister up in Scotland getting pineapple Cush from the Alpine man who also lived in Elderslie.
  • Anonymous user
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    I worked at the Luton depot in cosgrove way in 1981 as a van lad my first job and I loved it
  • Anonymous user
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    Good morning, i am looking for David Birt he was saleman/ driver many years ago, he lived in co Durham not sure what depo he worked at, any info would be appreciated , thanks .
  • Anonymous user
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    Hi i use to work at the chelmesley wood birmingham depot driving one of the bedford lorries doing the home deliveries the old girl fully loaded did 40m.p.h. and 42 on the return my runs were brum to coventry and/or rugby did the job for 3 months from april to july 79 regards steve