|Submited By: Laurie Vaughan on 01/12/2012
Here is a nice story for you to enjoy. When I was 17 I joined British Rail under Margaret Thantchers YTS scheme. I earned £26.50 per week and at the end of my allocated year I was told there were "no jobs" so had to make way for the next YTS victim. Yes. I agree. Cheap labour.
However, whilst working for BR I met a gentlemen who kept sniffing this brown powder up his nose. After my curiosity he told me in his finest northern accent "Its snuff lad, wanna pinch? So pinch I did. It happened to be J&H Wilson No 99 Medicated. It blew my head off and he laughed pretty much like we all do.
25 years later (since being a Tailor, a Police trainer, a nurse and an Ambulance medic ) I find myself back on the Railways working for Southern at yes.... the very same station! So....armed with a tin of Wilsons No 99 I have recently found a victim who like me, had no idea. Basically, I have become the man who got me 25 years ago and I even got hi with the northern accent!
This snuff has become pure nostagia for me and is as good now as it was then. Its strong, a hint of bergamot and has a delicious finish. There are some metal tins still out there so grab some today, its one of the best in my opinion but maybe I am biased. Best wishes, Laurie