Friday, 28 June 2013

WALL'S SKY RAY DOCTOR WHO ALBUM & CARDS - PART ONE...


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Well, we're not quite halfway through the CADET DALEKS sweet cigarette cards, but I thought I'd take a detour and present the first part of the WALL'S SKY RAY DOCTOR WHO iced lolly album and cards for all those who can't wait to see them. Tough luck though - 'cos you'll still have to wait until the 2nd instalment to see all 36 cards - but, in the meantime, here are a few images to whet your appetite.

Click here for Part Two.














19 comments:

John Pitt said...

By heck, - that was quick work! I didn't know there was also an album, so this is all new to my eyes. Thanks Kid, you're too good to me!! JP

DeadSpiderEye said...

I've got this lurking somewhere, don't know quite how it managed to hang around. I picked up it in a village shop in Osmington while on Holiday. That was back when shops had counters instead of checkouts. Pretty sure they must've been giving them away. I'd spotted it cos we couldn't get it back home. If I'd taken it to school it would have spawned some envy but that would've seen it stolen or the pages torn out. Anyway I wonder if I can flog it.

Kid said...

There you are, JP - if you talk nicely to DSE, he may sell you his album for a reasonable price. Perhaps I should rename this blog 'Exchange & Mart'.

Anonymous said...

Interesting graphics, especially with the more handsomer, taller and leaner Patrick Troughton lookalike. I have never heard of SKY RAY and cannot ever recall seeing any cards being given away with ice-cream or lollies. Were these cards actually attached to the ice-lolly wrappers? Were they double-sided printed and what are the approximate dimensions?
(Jake)

Kid said...

They were approximately the same size as the Cadet cards and came in a greaseproof-type sleeve (if I recall correctly) inside the lolly wrapper. They had the same sort of info as on the back as the Cadet cards.

John Pitt said...

DSE, - put it on EBay, you'll get far more than I could afford to pay!(love the blog, by the way!)
Jake,- the cards were the same size as all sweet cigarette cards and were inside the lolly wrapper, but behind a protective bit of polythene, which was stuck down and you had to separate the two layers to get your card out.
JP

Kid said...

There you go then. I must be remembering some other cards that came in an opaque, grey-ish sleeve. Anyone know what they might've been?

John Pitt said...

Lyons Maid also did some lollies with cards ( Fireball XL5?? ), so perhaps I may be remembering the two the wrong way around? In both cases though the cards were protected from the ice by a waterproof layer, but this didn't prevent them from being bent around the space-ship shape of the lollies! JP

Kid said...

I think you're probably right in your first recollection, JP, as Lyons Maid and Walls (do they even exist nowadays?) would probably have used the same method of protecting the cards. I remember seeing cards in little greyish sleeves, but they might not have been ice lolly cards.

baggsey said...

Thanks for posting this, which I imagine was back in the summer of 1966. I had the full collection of cards along with the album. Living in Southsea, close to the seafront, my friends and I would cycle to the beach in the early evening and pick through the rubbish bins for discarded Sky Ray wrappers which in many cases still had the card inside behind the grease-proof protector. Great memories!

Kid said...

Ah, Southsea - I know it well. Or I did 35 years ago. Doesn't feel that length of time since I was last there. Lived in Southsea for several months in 1981, and Fratton in 1985. I think I was last there perhaps in early '86 for a few days. Great memories! I wonder when Sky Ray ice lollies disappeared - anyone know?

baggsey said...

Wow - small world indeed. A pal of mine is writing a blog post on Science Fiction bookshops in Southsea in the 1970s. Do you have any memories of Robert Fludd bookshop in Palmerston Rd? A great place for Sci-Fi.

Kid said...

Can't remember the street name, but in 1981 I bought a Starlog Yearbook (still got it) from a tall guy with dark hair and glasses (and a pronounced chin) from a shop in a Southsea backstreet, and in 1985, I bought a replacement for Fantastic #7 (still got it) from a shop called Wonderworld. I asked the owner if he was connected to the one in Bournemouth of the same name (run by Dave Hern I think), but he said he wasn't. I also remember a great chip shop called The Frying Scotsman. First went to Southsea in 1978 for a few days 'cos I was Best Man at a wedding, and I stayed in Flat 5, St. Andrew's Road. In 1981 I stayed in 103 Boulton Road, and in 1985 it was 5 Shearer Road, which is either Fratton or Buckland I think. Is the Sperrings (I think they were called) chain of shops still open down there?

Kid said...

Incidentally, the reason I mentioned the addresses is because I was wondering if there was a blue plaque on any of them yet? No? Tsk, what a disgrace!

baggsey said...

I lived in Southsea until 1988. I do not remember Wonderworld at all . There was a shop called TimeSlip in Fawcett Rd in the early '80s, which may have been where you got the Starlog Yearbook. Certainly back in the 1970s Portsmouth and Southsea was a goldmine for access to new and old American comics. There were 88 Newsagents in Pompey in 1972 plus a score or more of backstreet second-hand shops.
I only get back to Pompey infrequently these days, so cannot comment on the presence of blue plaques :-) I believe that Sperrings was bought up by Circle K.

Kid said...

Timeslip sounds familiar, as does Fawcett Road, but perhaps I saw an advert for the shop in a comic. I was never quite sure whether I was in Buckland or Fratton when I stayed there in 1985 - what's the difference, if any? I was sad to see The Salon Cinema at the bottom of Commercial Road (I think) was demolished when I was last there in '85. It was across the road from Eve's Cafe.

Kid said...

Oh, and do you remember The Early Bird cafe down the road from the Salvation Army Hall? The cafe had a fish tank with a catfish in it - might've been two.

baggsey said...

You've now got me thinking about Portsmouth geography....Shearer Rd is definitely in Fratton. (Boulton Rd and St Andrews Rd are definitely Southsea - south of the railway line). Buckland is the area west of Fratton. Easiest thing is to bring up Portsmouth UK on Google Maps and then amend the search to say 'Buckland, Portsmouth UK' and it will outline the area in red. Same for Fratton. But not for Southsea, for some reason. All the areas on Portsea Island were separate villages 200 years ago, which eventually merged into one. I think the demarcation lines are more an art than a science, though. But still there are different accents in each area. The Salon Cinema I knew was on the junction of Albert Rd/Highland Rd/Festing Road and demolished sometime in the 1980s. It had previously been Southsea Odeon, and a flagship art-deco cinema for the Rank Organization built in the 1930s. It was my Saturday morning cinema club. Great memories of seeing Planet of the Apes and On Her Majesty's Secret Service there. I think Eve's Cafe was opposite in Festing Buildings.

Kid said...

You're right, I was getting Commercial Road mixed up with Albert Road. Further along from the Salon Cinema (at the the far bottom of the street) was a graveyard with what looked like Bonsai trees in it. I saw part of 2000 motels and Annie Hall in the cinema in 1978 (can't recall if it was the Odeon or Salon at that point) and remember seeing a poster in the foyer for For Your Eyes Only in 1981.

I knew that St. Andrews Road and Boulton Road are in Southsea, and I assumed Shearer Road was in Fratton, but I sometimes heard people refer to it as Buckland - probably because it was so close to it - hence my uncertainty. I stayed in a guest house a couple of times which may have been in Festing Road, as well as the Homelea Hotel, not far from the duck pond. (Or it may have been a paddling or/and boating pond, but it had ducks in it. See my post 'Pondering Pompey' for some photos of the place.)



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