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Frederick Report 28 Jan 2014 20:46

68 years ago today.

After not knowing what a Banana was until after the war, do we now take them
for granted.

28th January. 1946.
The first post-war bananas arrive in Britain.

Three-year-old dies of banana overdose.
25th February. 1946.
For years bananas have been nothing but a memory. now they are returning.
but for three-year-old Dorothy Shippey from Bridlington. Yorkshire. a treat became
a tragedy. She was given four bananas as a treat and a few hours later, she was dead.

8th March. 1946.
London. Bananas arrive at Covent Garden Market for the first time since 1939.


Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 28 Jan 2014 22:17

How dreadful never thought that could happen. I remember my first banana I was with my g/ma and her sister and her g/son we were at Edinburgh Zoo and my gt Aunt gave me and her g/son a banana, we ran off till I had to stop and run back to g/ma to ask what to do with it and I can still hear the "snooty" way Aunt May said to g/ma ..."Can she not open a banana yet?" to which g/ma replied "she has never seen one" I was only about 4 and after all that I don't think I liked it :-D


Annx Report 28 Jan 2014 22:24

Well Nolls I was about the same age when I had my first banana after the war and not knowing any different I started eating it skin and all. After a couple of bites I said I didn't like it and mum saw what I'd done. I've never been keen on them ever since though......not surprising!! :-S


Jonesey Report 28 Jan 2014 22:35

Apparently one of the Australian test cricketers lives on nothing else but bananas, eating up to 20 of them every day. I love sliced banana on toast as a quick snack.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 28 Jan 2014 22:41

with custard hot or cold yummy :-D


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 28 Jan 2014 22:51

Fried in butter, yummy!!! :-D

Lesley x


Bobtanian Report 28 Jan 2014 23:00

Theres something about watching a young person, (curvy tennis players for one)peel open and eat a banana, three or four in a row...........instant energy, I'm told............

athletes do it!
so there must be some truth in it...


LadyScozz Report 28 Jan 2014 23:28

I like bananas, cos they don't have bones.



Huia Report 28 Jan 2014 23:29

I like bananas, because they have no bones. (Something we used to sing, finishing with 'pom pom'. )


AnnCardiff Report 28 Jan 2014 23:53

I remember dried bananas during the war - they were lovely


Huia Report 28 Jan 2014 23:57

Yes, Ann, my aunt used to buy them and when she visited us she gave us some to try. I loved them. The dried bananas in the shops now are not the same though. :-(


Ruby Report 29 Jan 2014 02:13

I too, remember my first banana and not knowing how to peel it.

Have any of you tried a peanut butter and banana sandwich? Next to bread and cheese, it's my favourite sandwich.


LadyScozz Report 29 Jan 2014 03:19

Our bananas are ripening..........

in a few weeks we'll probably have hundreds of them!

If the possums & fruit bats don't get there first.