Day 3 – The Letter C:
Cigarette cards were small collectors cards that came free in packs of cigarettes. The ones pictured here are from my father’s (Gordon Dinnis) collection. He collected them before he was old enough to smoke. When he and his younger brother, Ron went out together as children they used to walk along the seafront at Brighton, by the Palace pier. They would look for men just opening up a new pack of cigarettes and ask them if they wanted the card inside. This way they would build up their collection!