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"Every bubble's passed its FIZZical!" yelped the Ernie Bilko-voiced Head Bubble in the cartoon ads for this knobbly-bottled orangeade. Very popular in the '70s. The idea of devouring an entire army of bubbles and then belching out their remains appealed to the juvenile mind.


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Alpine and Corona Soft Drinks Last post by staffslad
19 July 2018

Do You Remember Corona soft drinks?

Do You Remember Corona soft drinks?

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    Is there anyone on here that can remember who worked the lydney area forest of dean defo 1987 whether it was corona or taken over a man named neil...originally himself from oxford. He worked under another bloke they both used to go to my grandmas house whether anyone knew this I dont know!
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    I was brought up with corona, from an early age 4+ I used to go out with my father from the Mile Cross Lane Depot ( Norwich) on door to door, he was then made supervisor at Gt Yarmouth , then Manager at Bury st Edmunds...I worked retail and door to door filling in when gaps appeared....I remember the Cambridge warehouse empty apart from 4 doz bottles of lime cordial during the 1976 heatwave , personally delivering two pallets of cans to a chip shop in Saffron Walden, offloaded off an artic onto a comer then straight to Saffron. It's a shame they no longer exist per se....although the name Tango still exists
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    I was brought up with corona, from an early age 4+ I used to go out with my father from the Mile Cross Lane Depot ( Norwich) on door to door, he was then made supervisor at Gt Yarmouth , then Manager at Bury st Edmunds...I worked retail and door to door filling in when gaps appeared....I remember the Cambridge warehouse empty apart from 4 doz bottles of lime cordial during the 1976 heatwave , personally delivering two pallets of cans to a chip shop in Saffron Walden, offloaded off an artic onto a comer then straight to Saffron. It's a shame they no longer exist per se....although the name Tango still exists
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    When I used to stay with my grandparents in South Wales during the school holidays in the 1950's they used to get me a bottle everyday from the pop man , I also recall they had Golden Wonder crisps in the early 1960's before the rest of the UK..
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    VWT2 my mane is Brian Watts if anybody remembers me
  • Anonymous user
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    I worked as a door to door driver at Stamford hill in north London from 1968 until the depot closed then transferred to White Hart Lane depot until they opened a depot in Dagenham then that closed and moved to the Isle Of Dogs until that closed so in total think I worked for them about 20 years .......long long time ago
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      Vwt2. Just catching up on this site from my original post 7 years ago!. Remember Dave Sadler well. Brian Rollinson, who I mentioned I think passed away some years ago as did Alan Gooday the area manager at that time. I remember working with les Frater, he and I were ' milk round supervisors' helping to transfer the rounds over to Unigate Dairy? We were out and about in a car calling on the customers arranging their transfer. It was the best few months work we ever had! Another good guy at Dagenham was Roy Dann a real gem of a guy. I worked briefly at Stamford Hill for the manager there but it was to far to travel from Dagenham for me , nice manager if i remember, also remember the Southend depot closing and the boys travelling up twice a week to load their lorries. Memories fading a little now, but all in all, a fantastic experience.
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    Hi, i was a driver/salesman at the manchester depot from 1968 to 1970
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    hello, Any one reading the story of the Corona Soft Drinks....door to door I have for many years been looking for the original 60's 12 bottle wooden Corona Crate ? Also the original 4 bottle door to door Wooden Corona Domestic Crate... If any one has or knows of these please let me know.. From a Door to Door Salesman in the 60's based at Tyseley Birmingham..... Thanks.....Colin Reynolds...
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      Hi......I was a Saturday van boy in the late 60s at Merthyr depot (South Wales) and purchased a wooden 4 bottle crate a few years ago........Just thought you'd like to know .......Good times !
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      Hi, I have a crate with 4 original bottles with wire leaver ceramic stoppers, 2 have labels , one bottle is chipped at the top. Make me an offer , tel no. 07807939486
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      I well remember as a child having a lift in our local "Corona Man" yellow Karrier van and as it happens, I am just going to list on eBay a wooden 12 bottle Corona crate which has 4-59 stamped on it which I think may denote it was made in April 1959. It also has Deposit 3/- stamped on it. Best regards, John
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    My Father was Area Sales manager in the 70s for the Bath region... We had this stuff at home all the time... including Dandleion and Burdock...and the dreaded Pop hits albums with all the fizzacle adverts on side b!!!
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    Does anyone remember Ivan Stow who got salesman of the year in the Banbury area?
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      I ived in banbury in 1977