A sweet couple have lifted the lid on ten years of trade in Petersfield town centre.

David Scott-Angell and his wife, Sally, have celebrated a decade in business as The Sweet Stop opened in March 2014.

The couple opened their first traditional sweet shop in Bakery Lane, opposite Fez, before moving to a new premises on Central Parade a few years later.

There’s been no problem picking up trade, with shoppers of all ages regularly popping into their home off central car park for a little treat.

Visitors will find around 300 different jars containing sweets for all ages and palates. Older customers still like their pear drops and sherbet lemons, while youngsters prefer sour confectionery and anything blue.

“You can still buy penny sweets, but there’s only one left and most are five pence, now,” said Mr Scott-Angell, who has retired but has no intention of wrapping up trade.

“The last ten years have whizzed by. When we started around the corner it was just sweets in small jars but we cram in over 300 jars now, and on top of that we’ve got boxes, too.

The couple started selling sweets from a stall four years ago, and were regulars at markets and events around the district, before moving into a shop.

“I think we’re still popular because sweets are an affordable luxury in these times,” added Steve.

“You can come in and chat about the old days, and lots of people still come in and ask for a quarter. Old habits die hard.”