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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does sound as though it was the same on all hostels. I didn't mind the crib bags too much as I always chose baked beans for my sandwiches. I hated the seed cake though. Do you remember something called a "matchstick" which could be purchased from the shop close to the school. A pastry confection filled with mock cream and iced on top. Yum!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does sound as though it was the same on all hostels. I didn't mind the crib bags too much as I always chose baked beans for my sandwiches. I hated the seed cake though. Do you remember something called a "matchstick" which could be purchased from the shop close to the school. A pastry confection filled with mock cream and iced on top. Yum!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matchsticks are alive and well, but only a few independent cake shops sell them now, and sadly their numbers are dwindling. I get mine from William Angliss in Latrobe Street, it's a trade school for the catering industry. They have a little bakery shop where you can buy the apprentices' work (at very low prices) and they usually have boxes of the best matchsticks with real cream.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the Matchsicks....my sister was telling me that one of our neighbours on the hostel asked for peas with his meal from the canteen..and was told they were only for the babies under a certain age. Does anyone else remember this??
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That shop in Latrobe St sounds just the ticket except that it is a bit far for me to go seeing as I live in Christchurch! I also remember my friend having a large dead blow fly on top of her plate of fish and chips. She wasn't impressed but we couldn't stop laughing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:39 am    Post subject: Food Reply with quote

I was a 12 year old kid in 1961 at East Hills. We only went to the canteen once the first day we arrived, food was a bit change from the ship. The next day my parents bought a toaster, electric frying pan and a fridge and some food. The rest of the time we spent at the hostel was great.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: Mum and Dad Reply with quote

[quote="Phyl"]Sorry about that , but they were made fresh every day. Surprised[/My mum and dad wotked in the canteen (Ralph and Dorathy Davey) until 1958uote]
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