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Jamboree Bags

This Memory is looking a little short on nostalgia! Have you got anything you could add?

These were bags of sweets, a mix of different sweets and some ind of toy of "lucky charm" I remember there being treasure chests.

Though they changed to become Lucky Bags at some point.

The sweets weren't that nice, but when you're a kid you take what you can get!


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Do You Remember Jamboree Bags?

Do You Remember Jamboree Bags?

  • Anonymous user
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    Sorry to contradict Scrotum650 but the Picture House at Rayners Lane was called The Gaumont from 1950 to 1964 when, after years of financial problems it reverted back to its original name The Odeonfinally closed its doors shortly after. It re-opened again in 1981 as The Ace cinema and was listed as a Grade II listed building... a rare award. Sadly Ace Cinema closed in 1986, That beautiful Art Deco building is now the Zoroastrian Centre.
  • Anonymous user
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    Portsdown Junior school, Portsmouth - the van just outside the school, Wymering side, used to get them at lunch time or after school (can't remember which - it was a few years ago). I'm eating licorice right now on a tropical island in Asia and thought of licorice sticks and jamboree bags. Ain't the Internet wonderful?
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember them being called Jamboree bags. The name put me off, it sounded silly. I think my parents disapproved of the crappy plastic toy so we usually ended up with "shrimps" instead.
  • Anonymous user
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    They used to cost 2d.....I used to go to the Saturday morning pictures at the Odeon in Rayners Lane in about 1960....Sixpence (a tanner) to get in, and a Jamboree bag for tuppence...Yes, the sweet were pretty dodgy, but I didn't know or care at that time being only seven years old ! Where's the toy !
  • Anonymous user
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    My brother used to love these Jamboree Bags in the 60s.
  • Anonymous user
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    My mum would always refuse to buy me one of these as she said they were a waste of money. It always makes you want something even more, doesn't it?! My husband is a northerner and he said they called them Lucky Bags.