In the town of Dunworthy, located North East of Sunderland, sat a small sweet shop called 'Devons'.
The local children had been buying their BullsEyes, Blackjacks and BonBons there for generations. Ever since the original Mister Devon opened for business at the turn of the last century.
Killed in the Great War, he was. Never made it home.
Unlike his friend Maurice.
Both fought in the Second Battle of Ypres.
Maurice shot once.
His survival owed to a German bullet grazing the boiled sweet housed in the upper left jacket pocket.
Saving it for after dinner he was.
These days, 'Devons' opens at the weekends only.
Their big seller is still the 'Bullet Stopper' for 20p.