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seeking group called Uncle Joe's Mint Balls

GUEST,keith 15 Sep 09 - 10:10 AM
Emma B 15 Sep 09 - 10:17 AM
DebC 15 Sep 09 - 10:27 AM
Bernard 15 Sep 09 - 12:24 PM
Simon G 15 Sep 09 - 12:59 PM
Tim Leaning 15 Sep 09 - 02:35 PM
open mike 15 Sep 09 - 04:29 PM
Simon G 16 Sep 09 - 04:18 AM
open mike 16 Sep 09 - 12:25 PM
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Subject: Uncle Joes Mint Balls
From: GUEST,keith
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 10:10 AM

Does anyone know of a group calling themselves "Uncle Joe's Mint Balls" or similar playing the Devon area poss in the eighties. I have a chap in the USA who wants to get in touch


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Subject: RE: Uncle Joes Mint Balls
From: Emma B
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 10:17 AM

there was this Lancashire group named after the famous confectionary immortalized in Mike Harding's song


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Subject: RE: Uncle Joes Mint Balls
From: DebC
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 10:27 AM

Isn't this funny...I got a can of these when I was in the UK last August. I just thought the container was cool.

Debra Cowan


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Subject: RE: Uncle Joes Mint Balls
From: Bernard
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 12:24 PM

Whenever I sing the song, I usually send a tin of them round for people to help themselves! It sets the mood...

I often start by singing a couple of verses of Paul Simon's 'Lincoln Duncan' to demonstrate that the Fleetwood cough sweet is also immortalised in song... albeit inadvertently!

'My father was a fisherman
My mother was a Fisherman's Friend'...!!

(I'll get me coat...)


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Subject: RE: Uncle Joes Mint Balls
From: Simon G
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 12:59 PM

The elixir of life, as far as us Wiganers are concerned.

Uncles Joe's

Not only simply the greatest mint candy in the world but also one of the few corporate websites with a musical score on it, check it out for your self.

In our newspapers last week the firm was talking about moving because they have out grown their premises for the last 90 years, they sounded quite upset at thought of moving.

Moving News

Of the band, I know nothing, but the sweets.....................


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Subject: RE: Uncle Joes Mint Balls
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 02:35 PM

Never heard of this until last week when someone sang Uncle Joes mint balls at a local pub.
Lot of verses and very loud.
Also he had a tin of the mints in question which he handed round before he sang...
Coincidence eh?


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Subject: RE: Uncle Joes Mint Balls
From: open mike
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 04:29 PM

someone on the cowboy train (http://www.flyingunderradar.com/)brought these from the U.K. to share with all their fellow travellers...yum!


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Subject: RE: seeking group called Uncle Joe's Mint Balls
From: Simon G
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 04:18 AM

It was us on the cowboy train in 2006, I admit it, I'm proud of it? Sandra sang the song as well. I'm just so pleased you remember it with affection 3 years later.

Travelled round Nova Scotia this year giving out Uncle Joe's, this time without the song.


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Subject: RE: seeking group called Uncle Joe's Mint Balls
From: open mike
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 12:25 PM

see? i told ya so....
ah yes, Simon, and Sandra--the international Mint Ball Ambassadors!

fond memories, indeed!

was that only 3 years ago? seems like a life time...
so much has happened since then...i have lost all
sense of time since my house burned down last summer...

glad to see you here on the 'Cat!

i hope that Kieth who was looking for the group finds them!
this seems to have turned into a candy thread ..


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