Peace Babies

In 1918, to celebrate the end of hostilities in the First World War, Bassett’s sweet manufacturers brought out a new jellied sweet called Peace Babies. Production ceased during the Second World War, and when they were relaunched in 1953 after the end of rationing, they were renamed Jelly Babies.

Not an Orkney fact, but brought to mind after the death of Harry Patch, the last Tommy.

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