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  1. 1. Research Record Primary and Secondary Research
  2. 2. Source: What we have found out: Why this is relevant: When and where the oldest sweet shop began. “The famous Oldest Sweet Shop in the World has been trading continuously since 1827!” This could help for the voice over to anchor the meaning of the visuals on screen. This could also help us when conducting any interviews as we would have a broader knowledge about sweets and when the first sweet shop began. tml A timeline of when certain famous sweets were introduced. “1899 Liquorice allsorts are invented” It will help with facts when putting together the voice-over for our documentary or-belt-confectioners/query/sweets Footage of a conveyor belt of sweets in 1967. We could include a section of this clip as archive footage. making-factory/query/sweets Archive footage of a rock making factory in 1957. Good footage for a cutaway whilst discussing popular sweets in the UK. Secondary Research
  3. 3. Source: What we have found out: Why this is relevant: m3dand6d.htm When and where the first pic’n’mix was. “By 1930 Woolworth had become the dominant sweet shop in Britain and Ireland” This research will help us whilst we are interviewing as we can talk to staff in a sweetshop about their pic’n’mix stalls compared to the original. Sweets-Vs-American-Candy-Heavenly- Sweets-Andover-A1DFJD.aspx A British view on American sweets and an American view on British sweets. “Lately there has been a huge rise in popularity of imported American candy.” It will give us a background of knowledge about the view on American Vs British sweets which will help when we are interviewing the general public on their opinions of the matter. 73/history-of-sweets.html British facts and a British history on sweets. “The British sweet tooth has sunk deep into the economy – over £3000 million is spent on chocolates, toffees, boiled sweets and bars every year.” Helps us analyse sweets in Britain to gain local knowledge. facts/candy-fun-facts/ American history and facts on sweets. “Americans eat 25 pounds of candy, per person, per year.” Helps us with the comparison between British sweets and American sweets as the British vs American sweets is one of our main exposition points we discuss. Found out about 2 local sweet shops. This will help us with our primary research so that we can conduct interviews with their staff.
  4. 4. - The famous Oldest Sweet Shop in the World has been trading continuously since 1827! We are an official World Guinness record holder (Guinness book of records 2014 - The Oldest Sweet Shop in The World) and have appeared on national TV and in the world wide media. It is one of the few authentic traditional old sweet shops still selling retro sweets of a bygone age. - Everyone knows that we British folk have some amazingly tasty sweets but lately there has been a huge rise in popularity of imported American candy. - We have pick ‘n’ mix’s in America but they are nowhere near as popular where I come from as they are here. I couldn’t believe the variety of sweets that I had never even heard of and, over the course of the past year - Some candies, such as lollipops, candy canes, gummy bears, gum drops, liquorice twist and sour balls are free of fat and cholesterol, making them a healthier treat than many people realize. - A lollipop, which was invented by George Smith in 1908, was named after Lolly Pop, a racing horse. - According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Franssons of Sweden made the world's largest lollipop weighted 4.759.1 pounds for a festival on July 27, 2003. - Fairy Floss was the original name of the cotton candy. It was invented by William Morrison. - In Summer 1909, as Frank Woolworth searched the UK for locations, his new Buyers had to track down an assortment of boiled sweets, mints, toffees and chocolates to match the American selection. - They failed for the first store in Church Street, which stocked Candy from the USA, but had a full selection by the time the next stores opened in London Road, Liverpool and Fishergate, Preston in February 1910. - Their mahogany counters were crammed full with sweets in shiny foil wrappers. - Pic'n'mix was just two old pence per quarter pound (125g), the equivalent of 6.55p per kg at the time, or 56p per 100g at today's prices.
  5. 5. - The British sweet tooth has sunk deep into the economy – over £3000 million is spent on chocolates, toffees, boiled sweets and bars every year. During a sunny bank holiday weekend, four million sticks of rock are sold at over three hundred seaside resorts - Since the Middle Ages sugar has been mixed with medicines to 'sweeten the pill' and from the beginning of the twentieth century there were many lozenges, gums and pastilles that served as throat soothers, stomach warmers or healthy energy givers. - The earliest sweet was, of course honey, which people have eaten since prehistoric times. - In the Middle Ages rich people ate desserts like preserved fruits, jelly and dried fruit and wafers made from batter. - The Tudors were also fond of sweet foods (if they could afford them), which they called sweetmeats. The rich ate preserved fruit, gingerbread, sugared almonds and jelly. - Marzipan was introduced into England in the late Middle Ages. It is a paste made of almonds and sugar. The Tudors used marzipan to make edible sculptures of animals, castles, trees and people called subtleties. - People have eaten barley sugar since the 17th century. - Meanwhile for centuries people used liquorice plant as a medicine but in 1760 an Englishman named George Dunhill added sugar and turned it into a form of sweet. - However before the Industrial Revolution confectionery was hand made and so was expensive. - Love Hearts were first made in 1933. Starburst went on sale in 1960. Chewits were introduced in 1965. Skittles were first made in 1974. - As sugar became cheaper during the 19th century boiled sweets were developed. - Other favourites of the time included peanut brittle (1890), candy floss (1897) and Liquorice Allsorts (1899) - Modern marshmallows were invented around 1850 and fudge was first made in the USA in the 1880s. - People have chewed gum from trees for centuries but chewing gum was first made commercially in 1848.
  6. 6. Primary Research Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe: Who with:Both the shop owner and staff of the shop. We will also interview a customer if there is one present at the time of our interview. Where: 26 London Rd Warrington WA4 6HN Date: Time: Mise en Scene: The shelves of sweets as the backdrop. The staff wearing their Mr Simms Olde Sweet shop apron. General Public Who with:Interviews with members of the public, we will interview those who are about to enter, or have just left sweet shops; we will also ask willing members of the public their favourite sweets and their least favourite sweets, these responses will then be edited into a montage for our documentary. Where: Warrington town centre, Stockton Heath Date: Time: Mise en Scene: The sweetshop in the background of the interview.
  7. 7. Kandy Kingdom Confectioners (Retail) in Warrington Unit 83 Warrington Market Hall Warrington Cheshire WA1 2EN Confectioners Paradise Confectioners (Retail) in Warrington 11 Hatters Row Horsemarket Street Warrington Cheshire WA1 1XP Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Confectioners (Retail) in Warrington 2 Buttermarket St Warrington Cheshire WA1 2LL Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Confectioners (Retail) in Warrington 26 London Rd Warrington WA4 6HN Sweet Shops in Warrington