1 remember as a child, in the early 1930's, buying locust sweets from the village shop. They were brown in colour rather like a dried date, and very sweet. For some reason as yet unknown, older children cautioned younger ones not to eat them. As a child I used to think the sweets part oldie diet ofJohn the Baptist! Veronica M. Nolan Gotham,
Patrick O'Donovan's paragraph of July 28 about locusts recalled to me that there was a sweetmeat of that name sold in some sweet shops hut mostly in a corn chandlers' shop.
used to buy them when I went for the chicken's food.
It was dark brown and like a runner bean and had seeds in it and was quite sweet to eat. and very cheap to buy. They disappeared from the shops after the First World War..
(Mrs) C. J. Hyde
Horsham. (Aged 82) Sussex.