CHILDREN in Bradford on Avon are being invited to spot the sweets their grandparents and great-grandparents enjoyed nearly 70 years ago.

Forms are now available for the Brylcreem and Broken Biscuits Spot the Sweets Trail which is taking place over the summer.

Some of the town’s high street retailers will be hiding samples of 1950s sweets in their shop windows and inviting children to find them.

The trail is the brainchild of Stephanie Laslett, who has worked with the Bradford on Avon Museum to put it together.

It is part of the Brylcreem and Broken Biscuits Town Trail organised by the museum. Stephanie has also written a book, which retails at £6.95.

Children will be asked to find sweets such as Dolly Mixtures, barley sugars, sherbet dabs, nougat, marshmallows, mint imperials, Everton mints, Fruit Salads and Black Jacks.

Stephanie said: “If you want to see what sort of sweets children of the 1950s were buying with their pocket money then Bradford on Avon is the place to go this summer.“Hidden in each shop window is a sample of what we enjoyed over 60 years ago. Find them and win a prize.”

Entry forms are available from The Doghouse and Piha in Lamb Yard.

Jackie Allan, of Piha, said: “The response so far has been absolutely brilliant. We’ve already given out more than 30 trail forms and had about seven back in.”

The trail ends on Friday, August 31 with a prize draw at 2pm on Saturday, September 1 in Lamb Yard.