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Leicester Branch

 number 22 of Ogdens "A.F.C. Nicknames"

number 22 of Ogdens “A.F.C. Nicknames”

Secretary: John Shaw

We meet on the second Monday of every month at The Fairfield Inn, Gloucester Crescent, South Wigston, Leicester LE18 4YE.

This is an excellent “local” with parking, including disabled parking and wheelchair access. It also has an ATM (very important on fair days!) 

walkers tazo


For our featured local issuer we selected Walkers Crisps, whose Tazos were so popular in the 1990s. We hope they stir up some playground memories for you. The Walkers company actually started in the 1880s as butchers; they first made crisps in 1948. Their first set of 52 Tazos appeared in crisp packets during 1996 and were characters from Warner Brothers “Looney Tunes” cartoons. This was a huge hit with their target audience, and was almost immediately followed by a set of 20 World Tazos, which can be mistaken as part of the Looney Tunes set as the same characters appear, but this time dressed as World historical figures. A set of 30 Monster Munch Tazos were also issued that same year (1996). Star Wars Tazos appeared in 1997 ( Trilogy) and 1999 (Phantom Menace); even their packaging went inter-galactic, check out this packet  showing C-3PO! There are so many variants on the Star Wars packaging that it takes experts to sort them out, so go and visit the guys who run – this amazing site deals with all manner of pogs, tazos, and other milk-cap-iana and its just packed with facts! Walkers also issued scratch off Star Wars game cards, in 1999 with a bottom border giving the character’s name, the words “cant resist”, and what they cant resist! And you’ll find a listing of those on this same website!

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