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18-01-2012, 13:26   #1
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I saw a Ringtons Tea Van delivering to a house near us the other dy. Brought back some memories. Didn`t know they were still around. My Mum used to have Ringtons when I was a girl in the late 50`s
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18-01-2012, 15:11   #2
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A Ringtons man called at my house trying to get me to place an order only the other day but I didn't bother even though he was offering a box of biscuits as an incentive.
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18-01-2012, 16:39   #3
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18-01-2012, 16:41   #4
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you see a few knocking about,it is really quaint how he brings the tea in a basket.shame to left this tradition die out.
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18-01-2012, 16:47   #5
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Not only does the Rington's man bring tea every fortnight but he also brings biscuits, chocs and other lovely goodies. My husband bought me a teddy bear dressed as a delivery man last year from him Great
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18-01-2012, 16:54   #6
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A teddy bear my missus has tea caddies,mugs ,teapots, and even bronzes of the horse and carts lol,its a good job it is nice tea,especially their extra-fresh which has a lovely caramel taste
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18-01-2012, 17:30   #7
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Their tea is spot on, and the ginger biccies are lovely. I also think it's a great tradition. Apparently last year some of the Rington's Tea delivery chaps were the only people some elderly folk saw during the really bad weather, and apparently they went all out to get deliveries to snowbound folk. Good on em!
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18-01-2012, 22:43   #8
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That was my dads first job in the mid sixties, I guess.
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18-01-2012, 23:21   #9
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One of their delivery vans used to deliver to me - I tried 3 varieties of their tea....awful...every one of them.

Suppose that's what I get for being a tea snob. I don't drink floor sweepings....never did, never will.
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19-01-2012, 03:57   #10
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There was a bit of a radio documentary on radio4 about Ringtons a couple of years ago, apparently they produce one of the teas for M&S
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19-01-2012, 05:37   #11
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Mum has them deliver every fortnight. Choccy Mallows and orange tiffin too, - yeah. They have a website if you want to sign up for a delivery.
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19-01-2012, 16:17   #12
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i live in chesterfield and we have a rigtons tea van comes round every week
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19-01-2012, 16:58   #13
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I love my Ringtons tea, best in the world.....
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23-01-2012, 15:47   #15
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I have a teapot and milk jug from around the forties has lovely pictures of grape vines, made by Melba ware with a ringtons stamp on the base.
Still love the tea
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23-01-2012, 17:40   #16
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OOO yes smuffin, I do remember my Mum having a Ringtons teapot
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Anyone out there know the TRUE story of how Ringtons tea got started I drove for INGRAMS tea in the mid 60s and was told by the owner Ralph INGRAM that Mr Rington used to work for Ingrams but started up on his own taking a lot of Ingrams customers with him I don't quite know what year this took place but I was led to believe it could have been in the late 1800s there was quite a bit of rivalry between the two companies the drivers would get up to all sorts of misdemeanors if we came across each other on our rounds letting tyres down and that sort of thing I believe Ringtone depot was on Peter st Grimesthorpe and Ingrams was on Ecclesall rd in the 60s.
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I saw a Ringtons Tea Van delivering to a house near us the other dy. Brought back some memories. Didn`t know they were still around. My Mum used to have Ringtons when I was a girl in the late 50`s
My daughter used to have their tea,but everbody in their house was working so they would leave a packet on the back doorstep with the bill,eventually she stopped them the bill got a bit too much,she paid them up,but had plenty of tea,which she gave me the odd packet now and again it was certainly good tea. I rememer when a was a lot younger they had a warehouse on Ecclesall road and they delivered with a horse and trap type thing,which if you have one of their tea caddies there is a picture of one on it
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26-01-2012, 06:40   #19
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Don't drink anything else. their coffee is good too I think it's good to try and keep old traditions going it's a pity the old corner shops have gone out of business, remember pierponts fruit shop on attercliffe common and the tripe shop? Banners money and Mum's cheques paid off weekly if they were lucky.
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26-01-2012, 17:10   #20
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Don't drink anything else. their coffee is good too I think it's good to try and keep old traditions going it's a pity the old corner shops have gone out of business, remember pierponts fruit shop on attercliffe common and the tripe shop? Banners money and Mum's cheques paid off weekly if they were lucky.
Pierpoints fruit shop I do remember,I also did my courting round Attercliffe,ended up marrying a girl from Liverpool St,and remember shopping on the cliff with my then mother in law,Pierpoints was one of her favorite friut and veg, I went to Banners a lot of years ago with my own Mother,with the cheques as you said mainly for Witsontide clothes I also had a brother and sister, Banners was the first time I saw a escalator,memories momories
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